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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library KAU (Text) 33500013293121 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library KAU (Text) 33500013293139 New Checked out 12/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358310310
  • ISBN: 9780358310396
  • ISBN: 9780358041535
  • ISBN: 0358274281
  • ISBN: 9780358274285
  • ISBN: 035804152X
  • ISBN: 9780358041528
  • Physical Description: xiii, 320 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Mariner original."
Summary, etc.: "A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife: When two families-one rich, one not-vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won't be returning home"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    Lisa and Poppy grew up in the same small town, got married to husbands, and each had two children. Years later, their families spend a long weekend together in a beach house on Fripp Island, South Carolina. Lisa's moneyed family fits in; Poppy's hand-me-down family sticks out. Kauffman's (The Gunners, 2018) third literary novel is assured, enjoyable, and well crafted. In the prologue, readers learn that one member of the group will be murdered by the end of the trip, and the weight of who and why intensifies every interaction. This novel thoughtfully considers a complex system in which eight characters, each with fears, desires, and secrets, are contained in a single house. The reader enjoys the catbird seat, with a window into the interior lives of all. The beach comes alive as yet another character, and so does a local couple struggling to survive a stigma that's haunted them for years. The writing is deceptively simple, easy to read while illuminating what is difficult. This is both a whodunit and a pleasurable novel about human experience. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Kauffman received her MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of The Gunners and Another Place You've Never Been, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Originally from rural northeastern Ohio, she now lives in Virginia.

Subject: Resorts South Carolina Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Families Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Rich people Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Fripp Island (S.C.) Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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