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Salt of the Earth

A Mother, A Daughter, A Murder

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Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks .
Written in English.

About the Book

Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken family, search for her missing child, and pressure the authorities for justice. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied.

Tips and sightings poured in as lawmen and volunteers combed the Cascades forest in the biggest search on Northwest history. Years passed with no sight of the blue-eyed girl or the bright clothes she'd worn on the day she disappeared, but Elaine remained undaunted.

Salt of the Earth is the true story of how one woman fought and triumphed over life-shattering violence and how she healed her family-and herself.

First Sentence

In later years, Elaine Mayzsak Gere described her old hometown as a "quicksand swamp."

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
384
Dimensions
6.6 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9793550M
Internet Archive
saltofearth00jack
ISBN 10
0312959982
ISBN 13
9780312959982
Library Thing
938700
Goodreads
927000
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