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Darling girl : a novel of Peter Pan / Liz Michalski.

Michalski, Liz, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library MIC (Text) 33500013594015 New Checked out 06/10/2022
Moorhead Public Library MIC (Text) 33500013594023 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library MIC (Text) 35500006582348 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593185636
  • ISBN: 0593185633
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"In this beautiful, grounded, and darkly magical modern-day reimagining of J.M. Barrie's classic, one woman must take on the infamous Peter Pan--who is not the innocent adventurer the fairy tales make him out to be--to save her daughter's life. Life is looking up for Holly Darling, granddaughter of Wendy--yes, that Wendy. She's running a successful skincare company, her son Jack is happy and healthy, and the tragedy of her past is well behind her... until she gets a call that her daughter, Eden, who has been in a coma for nearly a decade, has gone missing from the estate where she's been long tucked away. And worst of all, Holly knows who must be responsible: Peter Pan, who is not only very real, but more dangerous than anyone could imagine. Eden's disappearance is a disaster for more reasons than one. She has a rare condition that causes her to age rapidly--ironic, considering her father is the boy who will never grow up--yet which also makes her blood incredibly valuable. It's a secret that Holly is desperate to protect, especially from Eden's half-brother, Jack, who knows nothing about his sister or the crucial role she plays in his life. Holly has no one to turn to--her mother is the only other person in the world who knows that Peter is more than a story, but she refuses to accept that he is not the hero she's always imagined. Desperate, Holly enlists the help of Christopher Cooke, a notorious ex-soldier, in the hopes of rescuing Eden before it's too late... or she may just lose both her children. Darling Girl brings all the magic of the classic Peter Pan story to the present, while also exploring the dark underpinnings of fairy tales, grief, aging, sacrifice, motherhood, and just how far we will go to protect those we love"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #1
    Magic hovers on the edges of contemporary life in Michalski's (Evenfall, 2011) second novel, a darkly creative spin on the mythos of Peter Pan. English-born scientist Holly Darling, a partner in a thriving Manhattan skincare company and mother of active teenager Jack, suffers considerable private anguish. She lost her husband and Jack's twin brother in a car crash, and a subsequent accident has left her daughter, Eden, in a coma for the last decade. When Eden vanishes from her Cornwall residence, her window mysteriously ajar, Holly suspects Peter Pan's involvement. After all, she is Wendy Darling's granddaughter and knows the truth about his nefarious nature. Moreover, Eden's blood has curative properties, and Jack's health depends on regular infusions of it. Curiously, the private detective Holly hires, war veteran Christopher Cooke, reminds her of Peter Pan's longtime nemesis. This addictive tale about a mother's desperation and grief, ethical dilemmas, and the price of agelessness offers the emotional heft of Jodi Picoult's issue-driven fiction, sprinkled with a dash of pixie dust. Readers will be (dare we say it?) hooked. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Liz Michalski is the author of Evenfall and a contributor to Writer Unboxed and Author in Progress. A former reporter and editor, Liz lives with her family in Massachusetts, where she loves reading fairy tales and, sometimes, writing them. Darling Girl is her second novel.

Subject: Peter Pan (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Mother and child > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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