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The Long Ago: A Novel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Michael McGarrity is a bestselling writer and novelist that holds a BA with distinction in Psychology as well a master's degree in clinical social work. He has spent twenty-five years of his career serving criminal justice as a county deputy sheriff for Santa Fe and was recognized by the American Legion as Police Officer of the Year. McGarrity then turned to his writing career where he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Literature in 2004.

Growing up in Montana, siblings Raymond and Barbara Landsdale held their chaotic world together through their childhood in a dysfunctional home. Ray then joins the army to escape his past demons and find a career that gives him a sense of purpose and adventure. But then, the news breaks out about his sister’s disappearance, bringing Ray back home to find answers. He is determined and then embarks on a relentless search that takes him away from home to the dangerous streets of L.A. and beyond

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Originally aired on July 23, 2023