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*Starred Review* Caleb Vincent, kidnapped at age 11 by a violent pedophile, is miraculously returned to his stunned family three years later. His mother, Marlene, who has been utterly consumed with looking for him, decides to flee the paparazzi staked out in front of their house and take him to Costa Rica, where her mother-in-law runs a wildlife preserve. His father is guilt-stricken because he had given his son up for dead, while Caleb’s 11-year-old sister, Lark, thinks of her brother as having been to “The Gone: Dorothy up in the tornado; Alice down the rabbit hole.” At the heart of the story is shell-shocked Caleb, who now feels like damaged goods and finds himself still drawn to the man he thought of as his father. In the exotic environment of Costa Rica, where no one knows his backstory and where his bohemian uncle forges a light and easy relationship with him, Caleb is finally able to begin to understand just what has happened. Joseph (Stray, 2007) turns the sensationalistic story of an abused boy who has seen the darkest parts of life into a transformative and often suspense-filled tale of identity and resilience. A deeply moving novel about a family determined to survive the greatest of tragedies. --Joanne Wilkinson

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“Sheri Joseph (Bear Me Safely Over, Stray) takes this darker than dark scenario and transforms it into a searching, layered investigation…The strength of her novel lies in precisely this generosity and grace, a willingness to turn their strange prism of experience a hundred ways until, unexpectedly, it finally reveals a glimmer of hope.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“This is an intense read, well worth it.”
Suspense Magazine

“Joseph writes about the disappearance of a child with grace and complexity…Where You Can Find Me doesn’t explain the unexplainable, but instead opens us to a complicated world of pain and love and mystery, a world that we both know and can never know.”
—FictionWritersReview.com

"Joseph (Stray, 2007) turns the sensationalistic story of an abused boy who has seen the darkest parts of life into a transformative and often suspense-filled tale of identity and resilience. A deeply moving novel about a family determined to survive the greatest of tragedies."
Booklist (starred)

"A fraught subject, handled with gravitas and, improbably, grace."
Kirkus Reviews

“All seems to be well, but one mark of a good writer is the ability to hint at the disquiet beneath what looks like a calm surface. Like Hilda’s old hotel, part of it fallen into the valley and the rest teetering on the edge of a cliff, the reader is kept in a state of almost nail-biting uncertainty when it comes to this family’s recovery. In Where You Can Find Me, Joseph takes on a difficult subject and makes it work.”
Bookpage

“With compassion and profound psychological insight, Sheri Joseph follows one family through the aftermath of every parent’s worst nightmare . . . . Suspenseful, beautifully written and utterly convincing, Where You Can Find Me is hard to put down and impossible to forget.”
—Jennifer Haigh, New York Times bestselling author of Faith, Mrs. Kimble, Baker Towers and The Condition

In Where You Can Find Me, Sheri Joseph has written an engrossing, deeply moving, and emotionally complex novel that has stayed with me every moment since I first read it, months ago. Joseph writes swift and faultless prose and miraculously real characters. This book spurs you to pay close attention to those around you and to love as fully in this life as you possibly can."
—Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia and The Monsters of Templeton

“What a gorgeous writer! Sheri Joseph's prose is reminiscent of Michael Cunningham's, brave, compassionate, as clear and artful as blown glass. What is most shocking is not the devastation wrought on Caleb Vincent and his family but the grace with which they manage to grow into their new selves. I did not want Where You Can Find Me to end, but the climax is so gripping--and terrifying--I tore through the pages.”
—Susan Rebecca White, author of A Soft Place to Land and Bound South

"Where You Can Find Me is a tender, ticking bomb. Joseph's haunting novel of lost innocence and second chances is both terrifying and indelible, and will leave you clutching your family close."
—Alexi Zentner, author of Touch

“Where You Can Find Me is a vivid, page-turning thriller about a terrible crime, and the way one fractured family puts itself back together in the aftermath. Beautifully told, with indelible characters, this novel is full of wisdom about the darkness of the world, and the power we have to survive it.”
—Alix Ohlin, author of The Missing Person and Babylon and Other Stories

“In the mesmerizing and disturbing Where You Can Find Me, Sheri Joseph implicates the reader in a journey to the darkest corners of the soul as she explores the aftermath of horror for a teenage boy and his family. Yet all is not dark; the complex and vibrant characters find ample opportunity for surprising beauty.  What happens in the present is as gripping as the mystery of the past, and Joseph creates a delicate balance of uncertainty and hope that carries us through to the piercing final pages."
—Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (April 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250012856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250012852
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,531,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sheri Joseph's new novel, WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME, involves a child abduction and is set in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The first chapter was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Her previous novel, STRAY, won the Grub Street National Book Prize. An unconventional love triangle leads to murder in this tale set in Atlanta. Two of STRAY's central characters also appear in Joseph's first book, BEAR ME SAFELY OVER, a cycle of stories about two Georgia families being joined by marriage, which was a Book Sense 76 selection in both hardcover and paperback.

A resident of Atlanta, Sheri Joseph teaches in the creative writing program at Georgia State University and serves as fiction editor of Five Points.

Follow her on Twitter: @Sheri_Joseph

Connect via her author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheri-Joseph/292866747450922

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lauren Cobb on June 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Where You Can Find Me is one of the most utterly compelling novels I've read in a very long time. Focusing on an American family living in the tropical cloud forest of Costa Rica, the novel is a triple threat, combining the taut, page-turning mystery of Donna Tart's The Secret History and the dark lyricism of Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible with the vivid, unforgettable characterization and layered, complex relationships of Louise Erdrich's best work. The language is gorgeous--as precise as a scalpel and beautiful as a tropical butterfly--and the climax will keep you up past your bedtime. Once I started reading this novel I couldn't put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mom of boys on May 6, 2013
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Such a beautiful, difficult read. Difficult in sense of subject matter, but beautifully-written and touching. Joseph's characters are all damaged, and all so very real. This book devastated me but at the same time, I didn't want it to end. The strength of the protagonist is inspiring and amazing as he struggles to deal with his inner demons and as he re-learns who he is and where he belongs.

This book does not wrap in a nice, neat, ending, but in a much more realistic way. There is no "happily ever after" here, but a sense of a struggle just beginning, as a family tries to rebuild itself, flaws and all. The depth of each of the characters makes you care about each of them, even though (much like in life), you may not like them some of the time.

Other reviews have panned "Where You Can Find Me" because of themes of pedophelia/homosexuality/drug use. While these themes are ever-present in the book, they are understated without being muted, and never explicit. I'm one of the biggest prudes I know, and I was not offended by anything, only moved close to tears for innocence lost, and what this family tries to recapture afterward.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Man Martin on May 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In one scene of Sheri Joseph's latest novel, Lark follows her older brother Caleb along a path in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. Caleb has recently returned from what Lark thinks of as the Gone, abducted three years ago by a pedophile ring and then, against all possible odds, having been reunited with his family. Now, although he is only a short distance ahead of her, the mists hang so heavy between them, that sometimes he is a milky ghost and sometimes he disappears from view altogether.

This is a beautiful book. In some ways it reminds me of certain Joyce Carol Oates stories that study the effects of violent crime on family dynamics. In this case, Caleb's return almost immediately sunders his family, and his mother Marlene spends most of the novel trying to bridge the emotional divide separating her from the son she no longer knows. Caleb, indeed, barely knows himself; he still thinks of himself as "Nicky," the alter ego given him by the man who rescued him from his first abductors and became his "father" rather than returning him to his family.

Other reviews refer to this book as a "thriller," which seems an odd misnomer to me, although it does have some of the pleasing tropes of traditional crime fiction, including a bit of good old-fashioned code cracking - but it's bound to discomfort readers who expect a more facile treatment of difficult subject matter. In particular is the loyalty and even love Caleb still feels for Jolly - what a shudder that clown-like name provokes! - the man he still views as, and who in many ways was, his savior.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on June 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have never read an abduction story that begins when the kidnapped child returns, but that is where we start in Sheri Joseph's brilliant and harrowing WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME. Caleb Vincent is returned to his family of origin three years after he was abducted, having lived in what his little sister Lark refers to as "The Away." The Caleb who returns is vastly different than the one who left and in his absence his family has come undone. Adding to the distress is the fact that the media won't leave the family alone. There are news trucks parked outside their suburban Atlanta home twenty-four hours a day. Caleb's mother Marlene, who never lost faith that her son would return, comes up with a far-fetched scheme: she will take her family to go live in Costa Rica, in the cloud forrest, where her mother-in-law has purchased a dilapidated hotel. Soon this crazy scheme becomes a reality and the Vincents (minus Caleb's dad) are living in Costa Rica, discovering who they are in a natural world that is filled with beauty and intrigue. Despite the odds, Caleb and his family begins to heal, though doing so mandates their acceptance of the fact that "normal" is never a description that will fit their family. This is a brave and bold book that looks into the dark shadows of the human heart and sees not despair but a potential for grace. And the writing is as beautiful as the natural world the Vincents discover in the clouds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Thomas Ford on June 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This novel won't find its way onto many summer vacation reading lists. It's difficult, sometimes frustrating, and ultimately doesn't deliver a neat ending for readers hoping for happily ever after. Instead, it offers a uniquely insightful portrait of a family trying to piece itself back together after being shattered by events that have affected each member differently. At the center is teenaged Caleb, kidnapped by a pedophile three years earlier and recently returned home, and his story is the most powerful. Joseph does a remarkable job depicting a boy forced to grow up far too quickly under horrific circumstances in a world where self-worth is based solely on what others want from you. While Caleb's story will understandably disturb many readers, the magic of this novel lies in Joseph's ability to show how this young man comes to realize that what has happened to him doesn't define who he is, and ultimately that love is a much more complicated and wonderful thing than the narrow definition he's been trained to accept. It's this journey, deftly outlined and told with remarkable restraint and grace, that makes reading this book a powerful experience that will stay with you long after the last page.
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