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A Good Neighborhood: A Novel

A Good Neighborhood: A Novel

Написано Therese Anne Fowler

Озвучено Ella Turenne


A Good Neighborhood: A Novel

Написано Therese Anne Fowler

Озвучено Ella Turenne

оценки:
4/5 (191 оценки)
Длина:
10 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
Mar 10, 2020
ISBN:
9781250260093
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

"A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it's that good." (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light )

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who's headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—an apparently traditional family with new money and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.

"While Faulkner's story veers off into the traditional grotesquerie of Southern Gothic literature, Fowler's culminates with injustices that are painfully easy to imagine because they continue to be a part of our contemporary lived experience." (Washington Post )

"A timely story about what happens when we fail to consider how our actions affect others and the tragedy that can befall us if we can't coexist with those whose values are different from our own." (Atlanta Journal)

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Издатель:
Издано:
Mar 10, 2020
ISBN:
9781250260093
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

THERESE ANNE FOWLER is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Raised in the Midwest, she migrated to North Carolina in 1995. She holds a B.A. in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University.


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  • (4/5)
    Real stuff!
    Liked the narrator and the story line.
    Recommend it!

  • (4/5)
    An interesting take of a world dealing with injustice. Compelling!!
  • (2/5)
    I know all books don’t need to have a happy ending but as the writing was good, the end of the plot was so cliché. I listened to it on audio and the narrator wasn’t as true to the story as it should have been read. The beginning and middle of the plot was wonderful though, I almost recommended this to a lot of friends.
  • (4/5)
    It was slow at times for me but it picked up kn the end
  • (1/5)
    Awful, there is no hope, completely depressing. At first I thought this was just a young forbidden love but it’s chilling, you keep turning the page in desperate need for the story to get better but it doesn’t, not even the epilogue can summarize any goodness for me personally. I feel completely heartbroken like I need therapy after reading this because is is that hopeless
  • (5/5)
    Lots of topics that can be a little sensitive for others, but please keep and open mind, this book was super impactful, it hurt so much to finish it, even now the book ended was a huge WOW
  • (4/5)
    This is a good and sad story. Good awareness of how the law works for one side
  • (3/5)
    Very disappointed in the ending. I think it sends the wrong message about injustice.
  • (1/5)
    Narrow minded and dated. The distaste of self hate within the author is evident and leaves you wanting mouthwash.