THE GIRL WITHOUT A NAME
by Sandra Block
Grand Central Publishing: On Sale: September 8, 2015
“I am a forever-fan of the Zoe Goldman series and will read anything Sandra Block writes. You should too.”
¾Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
“A psychological suspense story smartly narrated.”
¾The New York Times Book Review
“A promising new author.”
"Taut writing. Great protagonist."
“Sandra Block pulls you in deep and doesn’t let go.”
—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author
“In Zoe, Block has created a character who is
complicated, smart, and sympathetic.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author
From Sandra Block, the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, Little Black Lies, which The New York Times called “a psychological suspense story smartly narrated” comes The Girl Without A Name (Grand Central Publishing; an original trade paperback; September 8, 2015; $14.99) a powerful novel of memory and forgetting, of unexpected friendship and understanding...and of the secrets we protect no matter the consequences.
In what passes for an ordinary day in a psych ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman is stumped when a highly unusual case arrives. A young African American girl, found wandering the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state, is brought in by police. No one has come forward to claim her, and all leads have been exhausted.
When medical science seems to be failing, Zoe takes matters into her own hands to track down Jane Doe's family and piece together their checkered history. As she unearths their secrets, she finds that monsters hide where they are least expected. Now she must solve the mystery before it is too late. Because someone wants to make sure this young girl never remembers.
Sandra Block can discuss the following topics:
- How she handles “tough” or “dark” issues in her work
- Creating complex characters with mental illnesses and disorders such as alcoholism, drug abuse and ADHD
- How she blends realistic medical and criminal elements into a fictional tale.
- The inspiration for her character with multiple personalities
- How her medical background influences her characters & plot
About the Author
Sandra Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan and lives at home with her husband, two children, and their impetuous yellow lab, Delilah. She has been published in both medical and poetry journals. Her first novel, LITTLE BLACK LIES was published by Grand Central Publishing in 2015.