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5 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013299391 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013299409 New Checked out 12/11/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982126896
  • ISBN: 1982126892
  • ISBN: 9781982127084
  • ISBN: 1982127082
  • Physical Description: x, 314 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Simon & Schuster UK as Where We Belong"--Title page verso.
Includes Reader's Guide.
Summary, etc.:
"Four years after her husband Richard's death, Cate Morris is let go from her teaching job and unable to pay rent on the London flat she shares with her son, Leo. With nowhere else to turn, they pack up and venture to Richard's ancestral Victorian museum in the small town of Crouch-on-Sea. Despite growing pains and a grouchy caretaker, Cate begins to fall in love with the quirky taxidermy exhibits and sprawling grounds, and she makes it her mission to revive them. But threats from both inside and outside the museum derail her plans and send her spiraling into self-doubt. As Cate becomes more invested in the museum, she must finally confront the reality of Richard's death--and the role she played in it--in order to reimagine her future."--Page 4 of cover.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* A family's peculiar museum becomes a surprising source of renewal and hope for a grief-stricken widow and her son in the latest from British writer Harris (Goodbye Paris, 2018). After the loss of her teaching job threatens to leave them homeless, Cate Morris and her special-needs son are forced to seek refuge at her late husband's estate, which includes an obscure Victorian museum in a small English village. Their arrival revives a dormant, much-needed interest in the struggling museum, but Cate is haunted by events that led to her husband's suicide, and she can't manage to see eye-to-eye with the cantankerous old woman who manages the estate. Her 19-year old son, Leo, who has Down syndrome, is able to make friends with the local townspeople, and Cate slowly finds purpose and even a potential romantic partner. With the demands of the museum and her own happiness hanging in the balance, Cate secures a surprising reprieve as she learns more about the history of the museum, the community where it resides, and her pivotal role in all of it. Harris' moving and leisurely paced story of fate and grief examines the lingering consequences that shackle those who feel that they have no advantages to speak of. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anstey Harris teaches creative writing in Kent, England. Her short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H.G. Wells Short Story Prize in 2015. Anstey lives in Kent, England, and is the mother of singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan.

Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Down syndrome > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction.
Museums > England > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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