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The Resource House on Fire

House on Fire

Label
House on Fire
Title
House on Fire
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Kistler
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Language
eng
Summary
Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete’s son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter Chrissy at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a raucous party celebrating his college acceptance to Duke and his upcoming birthday, Kip was arrested for drunk driving after his truck crashed into a tree. And he wasn’t alone—Chrissy was with him. Twelve hours later, Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter. Kip has always been a notorious troublemaker, but he’s also a star student with a dazzling future ahead of him. At first, Leigh does her best to rally behind Pete and help Kip through his ordeal. Until he changes his story, and claims that he wasn’t driving after all—Chrissy was, and he swears there is a witness. Leigh is stunned that he would lie about such a thing, while Pete clutches onto the story as the last, best hope to save his son, throwing his energy and money into finding this elusive witness. As they hurtle toward Kip’s trial date, husband and wife are torn between loyalty to their children and to each other, while the mystery of what really happened that night intensifies. This richly conceived and tightly plotted exploration of family and tragedy will have you racing toward its shocking and thought-provoking conclusion
Summary
Believing in the strength of their blended family, a couple are horrified when the son of one is charged in the drunk-driving death of the other's daughter, triggering a manslaughter trial that is rocked by conflicting accounts
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10760009
Cataloging source
BT
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Kistler, Bonnie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
House on Fire
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_592810
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501198700
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
House on Fire
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_592810
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501198700
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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