The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir pdf epub fb2

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by Cylin Busby pdf epub fb2

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir Author: Cylin Busby
Title: The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
ISBN: 1599901412
ISBN13: 978-1599901411
Other Formats: lrf docx mbr lrf
Pages: 352 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; Third Printing edition (August 1, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Size PDF version: 1788 kb
Size EPUB version: 1799 kb
Subcategory: Social Issues




When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she loved Izod shirts, the Muppets, and her pet box turtle. Then, in the space of a night, everything that was normal about her life changed. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his midnight shift when someone pulled up alongside and leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed tore through his face and left him clinging to life. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the "family next door" to one under twenty-four-hour armed guard, with police escorts to and from school and no contact with friends. Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he'd come after John-or someone else in the family-again. With their lives unraveling around them and few choices remaining for a future that could ever be secure, the Busby family left everything and everyone they had ever known...and simply disappeared.

As told by both father and daughter, this is a harrowing, at times heartbreaking, account of a shooting and its aftermath-even as it shows a young girl trying to make sense of the unthinkable and the triumph of a family's bravery in the face of crisis.