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A good neighbourhood, Therese Anne Fowler

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A good neighbourhood
Title
A good neighbourhood
Statement of responsibility
Therese Anne Fowler
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter. Thanks to his thriving local business, Brad Whitman is something of a celebrity around town, and he's made a small fortune on his customer service and charm, while his wife, Julia, escaped her trailer park upbringing for the security of marriage and homemaking. Their new house is more than she ever imagined for herself, and who wouldn't want to live in Oak Knoll? But with little in common except a property line, these two very different 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. Told in multiple points of view, A Good Neighbourhood asks big questions about life in America today - what does it mean to be a good neighbour? 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 star-crossed love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Fowler, Therese
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Neighbors
  • Teenagers
  • Race
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interracial dating
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
A good neighbourhood, Therese Anne Fowler
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066271479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781472269355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1129891396
Label
A good neighbourhood, Therese Anne Fowler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066271479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781472269355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1129891396

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