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08/21, 2017

Ava Lark is a single and divorced Jewish mother in 1956, and never quite fits in with her neighborhood outside of Boston.  Her precocious twelve year old son Lewis doesn’t fit in at school either, with the exception of neighborhood best friends Jimmy and Rose, who are living with a single widowed mother.  Before young Jimmy goes missing one afternoon, Ava is the last person to see and speak with him.  A police search is unsuccessful, and as Jimmy’s mother deals with depression and grief, his sister Rose tries to keep the household together as she waits for her brother to return.  This... more

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