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The Resource Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman

Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman

Label
Lady in the lake : a novel
Title
Lady in the lake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lippman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"--
Summary
A divorced reporter in racially torn 1966 Baltimore triggers unanticipated consequences for vulnerable community members while investigating the murder of an African-American party girl
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785395
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lippman, Laura
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.I586
LC item number
L33 2019c
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Murder
  • Large print books
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065666129
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062390042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090828662
Label
Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065666129
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print.
Extent
441 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062390042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1090828662

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