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Fertile Public Library BER (Text) 33500012791885 Main Checked out 12/11/2019
Frazee LINK Site BER (Text) 33500012791877 Main Checked out 12/10/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library BER (Text) 35500006100745 Main Checked out 11/20/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780062663870 (el)
  • ISBN: 0062663844
  • ISBN: 9780062663849
  • Physical Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Frank Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello is turning up dead. Guidry was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. He hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate who might help him vanish. Guidry stops to help a housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, and sees this as the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. -- adapted from publisher info

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    *Starred Review* Library shelves are already bulging with novels about the JFK assassination in all its permutations. So what makes Berney's take so different and so unforgettable? For starters, it's not really about the assassination. There are no grassy knolls and no ballistic analyses. Yes, the assassination is the engine that starts the story, and, yes, those days in the wake of that history-changing moment set the book's tone, but what follows is essentially a road novel mixed with a romance—and a noir chaser. Frank Guidry, a soldier in New Orleans mobster Carlos Marcello's family, happens to know something he shouldn't about what happened in Dallas—something he would give anything not to know. But he does know it, and that means he's a loose end. Nothing to do but run, which Frank does, heading west and harboring the unlikely dream of reaching that chimerical frontier where Marcello's boys can't find him. On the road, he meets another would-be escapee, Charlotte Roy, running from an abusive husband and standing with her two young daughters beside their broken-down car. What great cover, Frank thinks, traveling with a woman, two kids, even a dog. So begins a road trip across midcentury Middle America in which a man, a woman, and two children all have their very different expectations about what awaits them upended completely. Berney bends his notes exquisitely, playing with the melody, building his marvelously rich characters while making us commit completely to the love story, even though we hear the melancholy refrain and see the noir cloud lurking in the sky. Pitch-perfect fiction. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Breakout novel is an overused phrase, but it just may fit this much-buzzed-about jewel from a writer who easily reaches across the aisle separating thrillers and literary fiction. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Assassination Fiction
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Assassination Fiction
Runaway wives Fiction
Organized crime Louisiana New Orleans Fiction
United States Social conditions 20th century Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Historical / General
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Organized Crime Louisiana New Orleans Fiction
Runaway wives Fiction
Historical Fiction
United States Social conditions 20th century Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction.)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
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