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by Marcie R. Rendon
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A blonde girl in Cash’s freshman Science class disappears. But soon she’s flying into Cash’s dreams, calling for help.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-96-742711-6
13-digit ISBN9781947627116
Publication DateMay 14, 2019
RightsAll Rights Available
Most people call Renee Blackbear—the nineteen-year-old Anishinabe woman—“Cash.” Why? Because she drives trucks for cash. She plays pool for cash. She pays with cash. Now she’s in college, thanks to Sheriff Wheaton, the guy who pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was three. Cash has navigated through foster homes and, at 13, was working farms, driving truck.

Turns out she’s smart, real smart, but she’s a duck out of water at Moorhead State. Her classmates and professors talk mostly about nothing, not like the working men she’s known all her life who talk dirt and fertilizer, weather and prices on the Grain Exchange. Then Cash hears about a blonde girl in her English class gone missing. And then another. She begins to dream blonde girls calling for help. They’re in Minneapolis. She’s never been far from the Red River. She’s never heard of White Slavery. And, then, suddenly she’s locked inside a room with the lost girls. She needs to find a way out.
“Against the landscape of a 1970s college town, the disappearance of a classmate draws Cash into a web of dreams, deceit and danger. In Girl Gone Missing, Cash grows in maturity to a young woman tough and resourceful, generous of spirit, protective, and courageous. A wonderful read, heart-stopping, heartrending and heartening, often all at the same time.”
- Linda LeGarde Grover, author of The Road Back to Sweetgrass, 
Publishers Weekly
"Rendon's refreshing sequel to 2017's Murder on the Red River...When [Cash] hears about a missing coed, she contacts [Sheriff] Wheaton. Since they previously worked together successfully on a murder, Wheaton trusts Cash’s sharp instincts and asks for her help in solving the case...Rendon, herself a member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation, highlights the plight of Native Americans who were forcibly adopted by whites and Cash’s discomfort in a land that is and is not hers. Readers will look forward to Cash’s next outing."
- March 1, 2019  Visit Website
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Kirkus Reviews
"In her second outing, Cash Blackbear goes off to college and finds herself embroiled in the mystery of a missing classmate.'I'm not used to folks treating me like I'm stupid,' says Cash. But Moorhead State is another world, one slow to disclose the secrets of its initiated."
- April 14, 2019 
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Grand Rapids Herald-Review
"I won’t recount the terror, the drama, and the bravery of what follows. You can read the book yourself.The ending, I’ll just say, is deeply satisfying.
Rendon has been working for years in the prisons with women who are incarcerated for prostitution, soliciting, and other offenses. Teaching them to tell their stories and access their inner writing voice. She’s able to convey the savagery of the system, what it does to women and their families, how deeply it is connected to poverty, and how it reaches into white rural and suburban areas as well as communities of color."
- Ann Markusen, April 20, 2019  Visit Website
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The Durango Telegraph
"Rendon is a natural storyteller and a consummate writer, and we’re indebted to Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso for bringing the unforgettable Cash Blackbear to life. There isn’t a protagonist in recent fiction with the bearing of Rendon’s creation, and we’re the better for knowing her."
- Jeffrey Mannix, May 2, 2019  Visit Website
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The Circle News
"Darn that Marcie Rendon but she did it again. She wrote another book featuring Renee “Cash” Blackbear which invariably led to non-stop, compulsive reading and thoughts about the 19-year-old protagonist...This is a good book. If you read it, block out uninterrupted time. It’s hard to put down."
- Deborah Locke, May 3, 2019  Visit Website
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"The vivid writing and keen eye keep the pages turning and readers hoping for another book in this series."
- Wendy J. Fox, May 8, 2019  Visit Website
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The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Rendon, an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation who lives in Minneapolis, has created a forceful vehicle in Cash’s character as a reminder of a painful history."
- Ginny Greene, May 7, 2019  Visit Website
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