Emily Murdoch’s debut novel, If You Find Me, is a touching story of a young girl’s triumph over unimaginable circumstances. Told from the first person point of view of Carey, a teenage girl who has been forced by circumstance to live in a camper in the woods raising herself and her little sister, it is the kind of story that produces both the sad and happy cries, and leaves you feeling satisfied with the journey at the end. Ms. Murdoch was kind enough to talk to me a little bit about how If You Find Me came about, the book’s thoughtfully realistic relationship between Carey and her sister, and Carey’s strong and unique voice. Read on for the interview.
If You Find Me is off my beaten path of regular reads. I tend to lean towards a wide range of supernatural, fantasy, sci-fi type stories (Dune is one of my all time favorites and lately I have been obsessed with Hodkin’s Mara Dyer Trilogy), but I have been trying to broaden my horizons reading books with real world perimeters. After being so pleasantly surprised by my last choice, I decide to give another more realistic book a shot, If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. Continue reading