A good neighborhood / Therese Anne Fowler.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020Edition: First editionDescription: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250237279; 9781250270535DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3606.O857 | G66 2020Summary: "A gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, and the one summer that changes their lives irrevocably"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p> INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of NPR's Best Books of 2020 <br> <br> "A provocative, absorbing read." -- People <br> <br> "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 <br> <br> 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--a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter--raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.<br> <br> With little in common except a property line, these two 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.<br> <br> 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.</p>
"A gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, and the one summer that changes their lives irrevocably"-- Provided by publisher.