A son reappears 50 years after his tragic drowning

When eight-year-old Jacob arrives on his parents’ doorstep, still a child, more than 50 years after his tragic drowning, the Hargraves must decide if their son’s reappearance —and others like it happening all around the world— is a divine miracle, or an ominous sign of troubling times ahead. Unnerving and insightful, Jason Mott’s debut novel explores the healing powers of love and redefines the intricacies of life and loss. An original and unforgettable read.

The Returned, Jason Mott, $28. Available at and