©2024 Fable Group Inc.
3.0 

The Gone Away Place

By Christopher Barzak
The Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak digital book - Fable

Publisher Description

From Stonewall Honor author Christopher Barzak comes a haunting novel of love and loss, in which a series of tornadoes rips through a small midwest town, forever altering the lives of those who live there.

Ellie heads up her high school yearbook, and until the tornadoes come, her biggest worry is how to raise enough money to print them. But since the day when a rash of powerful tornadoes touched down in Newfoundland, Ohio--killing more than half of the students in her school, not to mention dozens more people throughout the town--she's been haunted: by the ghosts of her best friends, by the boy next door, even by her boyfriend. And the living are haunting her too, all those left behind in the storm's wake to cope with the "gone away" pieces in their lives. A chance encounter with one ghost leads Ellie to discover a way to free the spirits that have been lingering since the storm, and she learns that she's not the only one seeing the ghosts--it's a town-wide epidemic.

Download the free Fable app

app book lists

Stay organized

Keep track of what you’re reading, what you’ve finished, and what’s next.
app book recommendations

Build a better TBR

Swipe, skip, and save with our smart list-building tool
app book reviews

Rate and review

Share your take with other readers with half stars, emojis, and tags
app comments

Curate your feed

Meet readers like you in the Fable For You feed, designed to build bookish communities
app book lists

Stay organized

Keep track of what you’re reading, what you’ve finished, and what’s next.
app book recommendations

Build a better TBR

Swipe, skip, and save with our smart list-building tool
app book reviews

Rate and review

Share your take with other readers with half stars, emojis, and tags
app comments

Curate your feed

Meet readers like you in the Fable For You feed, designed to build bookish communities

9 Reviews

3.0
“It’s amazing how your whole world can change from one decision to the next. For Ellie Frame, that’s exactly what happened. 3 tornadoes, known as “The Outbreak”, ravaged her town of Newfoundland Ohio right before her eyes. In that moment, she watched her whole world end. Or so it felt. The Gone Away Place is a heartfelt tale of a teenage girl who navigates major loss, guilt, and moving forward when it seems as though her whole world has come crashing down and there’s no path forward in sight. The author has done a wonder job of helping you feel what the characters are feeling, and keeping you interested along the way. "That's how you'll know, Ellie," she'd said when she'd finished the tale, pointing to the lighthouse on the hill in the distance. "You'll know by the great lengths they go to for you to feel like, wherever you are, as long as you're with them, you're home." 4/5 stars ONLY because the description on the back is very misleading as to what this will be about.”
“This book is about tragedies and surviving. Ellie is the only one of her friends who survived the tornadoes that destroy hey school and now she has live with that. Then, she starts to see ghosts, she is not the only one. The people are haunting the town and everyone is trying to find out their place in this situation. This book made me cried. Many times. I cried for the loneliness, for the lost, for those lives and for those stories. It’s not a book I could read in one sitting because it’s a heavy book. Full of meaningful messages, but not the kind of messages you can load in one night. I’m glad I took the time to read and understand.”
“A great mystery, and emotionally warming.”

About Christopher Barzak

Chris Barzak's stories have appeared in a many venues, including Nerve, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Teeth, Interfictions, Asimov's, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. Chris lives in Youngstown, Ohio, where he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University. Find Chris on Twitter at @cbarzak or christopherbarzak.com

Start a Book Club

Start a public or private book club with this book on the Fable app today!

FAQ

Do I have to buy the ebook to participate in a book club?

Why can’t I buy the ebook on the app?

How is Fable’s reader different from Kindle?

Do you sell physical books too?

Are book clubs free to join on Fable?

How do I start a book club with this book on Fable?

Error Icon
Save to a list
0
/
30
0
/
100
Private List
Private lists are not visible to other Fable users on your public profile.
Notification Icon
Fable uses the TMDB API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDB