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Charlotte McGuinn Freeman
Picador; 1st edition (March 7, 2001)
Genre Fiction
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Place Last Seen: A Novel Paperback – March 7, 2001. by. Charlotte McGuinn Freeman (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Clear, moving, and never sentimental, Place Last Seen explores the complicated bonds of family life.

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by Charlotte McGuinn Freeman. Select Format: Hardcover. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. I just finished reading Charlotte's book. Couldn't put it down. It is thoughtful, well-written, gripping, and has an extremely tight story line. Even the minor characters are well developed. Leaves one with lots of questions, what ifs, could ifs, should ifs, and thoughts--like a good book should. I have recently read so many books that started strongly and ended as damp squibs that it was refreshing to read one that ends strongly. I really recommend it.

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Place Last Seen was published by Picador USA in 2000. It was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, a BookSense76 Pick, and named a Top 10 book for 2000 by the Baltimore City Paper. Baltimore City Paper. Read Chapter One. Essays.

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During a day hike in the Desolation Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, the Baker family's life turns upside down when the youngest, a six year-old girl with Down Syndrome, disappears while playing hide-and-seek with her brother. Place Last Seen follows the paths of two stories--the Rescue and Search team's efforts to find Maggie and her family's attempts to come to terms with their loss. Clear, moving, and never sentimental, Place Last Seen explores the complicated bonds of family life.
  • Remarkably good. Near the end I was both desperately dreading what each page might say, and unable to do anything but keep reading. I'd love to read more by this author.

  • The writing in this book is exquisite. It keeps you along seamlessly with the intense pace of the search and rescue and the exploration of the characters. Thankfully I have not had any experiences like the ones in the book, yet it fully rang true to me. Although the story is tragic, this is the best thing I have read in a long time because of the quality of the work. As someone who lives in the mountain West and is outdoors a lot, this gives me new insight into both what the families with a missing person go through and what the Search and Rescue teams go through. Of course underlying all of that, reading about the mother's fierce love of her daughter with Down syndrome was powerful--as was her all-too-human need to have the shortest break from that awareness and then the horror of the consequences. Also the descriptions of the landscape are exquisite.

  • It's hard to say I enjoyed this book, as it's a grim and sad story---a child with Down Syndrome lost in the wilderness, and the search for her. But I enjoyed the writing---it was a perfect example most of the time of showing and not telling---I felt I really got to know the personalities of the main characters without being TOLD about them, just by listening in on their conversations and thoughts and watching their actions. It was interesting to follow how a search is done, and what kind of people get involved in searches and why.

    I do think the plot was a bit thin. I would not have minded a little more of a back story, aside from what is revealed during the search, and parts of the search were described in such detail that only other search and rescue people would really be interested.

    I liked the way the author did not give a stereotyped portrayal of the girl with Down Syndrome. It's good for people to know that not all children with disabilities are the stereotypical docile angels.

    Overall worth a read.

  • Story basically is, family is out hiking for the day, mom, dad, son and daughter. Daughter gets lost in the wilderness. She also happens to have Down Syndrome. What follows is a totally believable and gripping story of the family and it's ordeal.
    Can't say much more than that without giving away too much of the story. I was VERY glad to see that none of the other reviewers gave away the ending (a pet peeve of mine on Amazon). Makes it hard to review though.
    If you read the cover blub and think it's the type of story that would interest you, read it. You won't be disappointed.

  • This haunting book is very well written with a plot and character development that would be noteworthy in a prolific writer. The fact that this is Charlotte McGuinn Freeman's first book is very encouraging to those of us who want to continue reading remarkable prose. The premise is interesting, but what differentiated this book from many with a promising beginning is that the my interest grew as each new layer of the story unfolded. Nothing was predictable and the characters had emotions and conversations that weren't foreseeable. There is a poignancy that will remain in your heart long after you finish this book.

  • As trite as it sounds, I was glued to this book from the very first line. The story moves swiftly, and the sense of restrained panic experienced by the family of the missing child feels authentic. The prose is clean and at times, quite beautiful. If I had children, I expect I would describe this book as nightmarish -which is a compliment. The author truly seems to have a keen understanding of the emotions her characters go through during their ordeal, and she certainly seems to understand the fine points of a search and rescue mission in the wilderness. It's an impressive book, let alone first novel.

  • I left America long ago.Novels that speak of specific topography,as this one does,can be difficult to understand.What I read was a heart wrenching encounter with loss that is universal.Epiphany that was painful, but true. This little book about a domestic tragedy,shocks in the dialouge.We have all read characters that tell the story, Ms. Freeman brings you into lives,which are the story.

  • I found myself lost in the amazing story, pulled in by the intriguing characters, and pleased with a writing style that fit the story well. A wonderful book that tears at you in all kinds of ways. Warning-do not start this book until you have time to finish it.