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Everlasting Lane / Andrew Lovett.

Lovett, Andrew, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Ada Public Library LOV (Text) 33500011972890 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library LOV (Text) 33500011972908 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library LOV (Text) 35500005464944 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612193809 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1612193803 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes questions and answers from the author, Andrew Lovett (pages 357-358) and reading group guide (pages 359-360).
"First published in 2013 by Galley Beggar Press Limited, London"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "A captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocation of the spells of childhood In a timeless coming-of-age tale as charming and haunting as the movie Stand By Me, this book tells the story of what happens when nine-year-old Peter's father dies and his mother moves them from the city to a house in the countryside, for what seem to Peter to be mysterious reasons. He's soon distracted, though, by the difficulties of being the new, shy kid at school, and he befriends the other two kids who seem to be outcasts: overweight Tommie and too-smart-for-her-own-good Anna-Marie. Together they try to weather the storm of bullying teachers and fellow students, by escaping into explorations of the seemingly bucolic countryside. There, though, they find other outcasts from society such as cranky Mr. Merridew, who won't leave his cottage in the woods, and Scarecrow Man, who stands in the fields searching the skies. And meanwhile, Peter is disturbed by the growing awareness that his own mother may be some sort of outcast, too--and that she's hiding something from him in a locked room in the attic, a room she's expressly forbidden him from entering. Written in beautiful prose, Everlasting Lane is a captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocation of the spells of childhood: sun-soaked, nostalgic, with the soft focus and warm glow of a Polaroid--but it's darker than it seems. Will Peter and his mother find the light in that darkness?"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 October #2
    When nine-year-old Peter Lambert's father dies, he and his mother move to the village of Amberley and a cottage on Everlasting Lane. His guide to this new world is Anna-Marie, slightly older and more knowing, and they, along with a boy named Tommie, become friends. In Peter's vivid imagination, the village and its environs are transformed into places of magic. The ordinary becomes extraordinary, and mysteries abound. What is behind the hidden door in the cottage, and who is Alice, whose name the children find on a piece of embroidery? What secrets lie in Peter's mother's past? The games Peter plays with his friends and the reality he constructs are ways to make sense of the world. Meanwhile, the adults in the village and at school, some of whom would be at home on the pages of a Dickens novel, offer him alternative but not necessarily helpful perspectives. With nods to such children's classics as Alice in Wonderland, Lovett's first novel, which he says was inspired by a family tragedy, contemplates the often very fine line between imagination and reality. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANDREW LOVETT lives near York, England, with his family. Everlasting Lane is his first novel, based, in part, on his own childhood.

Subject: Boys > Fiction.
Outcasts > Fiction.
Villages > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
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