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The arsonist : a novel, Sue Miller

Label
The arsonist : a novel
Title
The arsonist
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sue Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home--home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident, or arson? Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognize her father's slow failing and her mother's desperation, another house burns, and then another, always the homes of summer people. These frightening events, and the deep social fault lines that open in the town as a result, are observed and reported on by Bud Jacobs, a former political journalist, who has bought the local paper and moved to Pomeroy in an attempt to find a kind of home himself. As this compelling book unfolds, as Bud and Frankie begin an unexpected, passionate affair, arson upends a trusting small community where people have never before bothered to lock their doors; and Frankie and Bud bring wholly different perspectives to the questions of who truly owns the land, who belongs in the town, and how, or even whether, newcomers can make a real home there" --
Summary
A series of summer house fires exposes deep social faults in the hometown of Frankie Rowley, who makes unsettling discoveries about her aging parents while engaging in an affair with a local journalist
Tone
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10314099
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Sue
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I421444
LC item number
A76 2014b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arson
  • Arson investigation
  • Pyromania
Target audience
adult
Label
The arsonist : a novel, Sue Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn870981716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194556
System control number
(OCoLC)870981716
Label
The arsonist : a novel, Sue Miller
Publication
Control code
ocn870981716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194556
System control number
(OCoLC)870981716

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