The News Where You Are
The News Where You Are: A Novel
The News Where You Are
Catherine O'Flynn
From the bestselling author of What Was Lost comes a spirited literary mystery about a television anchorman's search for the truth about the disappearances that surround him Frank Allcroft, a television news anchor in his hometown (where he reports on hard-hitting events, like the opening of canine gyms for overweight pets), is on the verge of a mid-life crisis. Beneath his famously corny on-screen persona, Frank is haunted by loss: the mysterious hit-and-run that killed his predecessor and friend, Phil, and the ongoing demolition of his architect father's monumental postwar buildings. And then there are the things he can't seem to lose, no matter how hard he tries: his home, for one, on the market for years; and the nagging sense that he will never quite be the son his mother―newly ensconced in an assisted-living center―wanted.As Frank uncovers the shocking truth behind Phil's death, and comes to terms with his domineering father's legacy, it is his beloved young daughter, Mo, who points him toward the future. Funny and touching, The News Where You Are is a moving exploration of what we do and don't leave behind, proving once more that Catherine O'Flynn's writing "shimmers with dark brilliance" (Chicago Tribune). The News Where You Are is a 2011 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original.

Book Details


  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In the book, "The News Where You Are" Frank is a local television newsman. Frank has lots of minor problems. The fact that he can't seem to make his mother happy, and the sadness that all his father's buildings are being torn down are some of his problems. His biggest and most nagging problem of all is the mysterious death of his friend and former workmate, Phil. Somebody killed him and left the scene unnotices. Who? Why? In his journey to find out he will lift the veil of hidden secrets, discover new things, and learn how much he loves his family.

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