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A good neighborhood : a novel / Therese Anne Fowler.

Fowler, Therese, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009285413 New Large Print Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432872601
  • ISBN: 1432872605
  • Physical Description: 497 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
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 is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter. Thanks to his thriving local business, Brad Whitman is something of a celebrity around town, and he's made a small fortune on his customer service and charm, while his wife, Julia, escaped her trailer park upbringing for the security of marriage and homemaking. Their new house is more than she ever imagined for herself, and who wouldn't want to live in Oak Knoll? But 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. Told in multiple points of view, A Good Neighbourhood asks big questions about life in America today - what does it mean to be a good neighbour? 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 star-crossed love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.
Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Social problem fiction.

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