The Resource The girl next door : a novel, Ruth Rendell

The girl next door : a novel, Ruth Rendell

Label
The girl next door : a novel
Title
The girl next door
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--
Summary
Discovering an earthen tunnel in their 1944 London suburb, six children share a summer of subterranean exploration and reunite six decades later when a box with skeletal remains is found in the same location.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361173
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E63
LC item number
G57 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Missing persons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Older people
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl next door : a novel, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107182
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781476784328
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014025230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890107182
Label
The girl next door : a novel, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107182
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781476784328
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014025230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)890107182

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