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Authors: Drusilla Campbell

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“Drusilla Campbell uses lyrical descriptions of the desert setting to make each character’s loneliness more atmospheric.”

Newark Star-Ledger

“Nobody gets to the marrow of human flaws and frailties better than Drusilla Campbell. In
Little Girl Gone
, you are immersed in the lives of people you think you’ll never meet and come to care deeply about what happens to each of them. This is a compelling story that won’t leave you alone even after you’ve turned the last page.”

—Judy Reeves, author of
A Writer’s Book of Days

“Campbell writes with deceptive simplicity all the more impressive for the psychological currents simmering below the surface of a barren terrain… a novel that celebrates the power of friendship and the freedom to make one’s own choices.”


Little Girl Gone
is a fantastic exploration into domestic violence and the power of courage in the face of tragedy.”



“Should be on everyone’s book club list.”

Publishers Weekly

“A novel about motherhood, sisterhood, and even childhood… In a novel which examines the sometimes devastating effects of postpartum depression, Campbell has managed to humanize a woman whose actions appear to be those of a monster rather than a mother. Through her sister’s eyes, we are able to understand and even empathize with Simone Duran, a woman who has failed as both a wife and mother.”

—T. Greenwood, author of
The Hungry Season

“Can you have sympathy for a woman who attempts to murder her children? The way Drusilla Campbell tells her story, yes, you can. Even more important, in this unflinching look at family relationships, postpartum depression, and the complex lives of the characters, especially the women in this book, you can come to understand how such an unthinkable act can happen. Make no mistake,
The Good Sister
is a painful story, but it is also a story that will carve away at your heart.”

—Judy Reeves, author of
A Writer’s Book of Days


“The pull of family and career, the limits of friendship, and the demands of love all come to vivid life in

—Susan Vreeland,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Discussion Questions

A Preview of
The Good Sister

A Preview of
Little Girl Gone

Also by Drusilla Campbell

Praise for Drusilla Campbell’s Novels




This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

Copyright © 2013 by Drusilla Campbell

Excerpt from
The Good Sister
copyright © 2010 by Drusilla Campbell

Excerpt from
Little Girl Gone
copyright © 2012 by Drusilla Campbell

Discussion Questions copyright © 2013 by Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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