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The Resource The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton

The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton

Label
The secret keeper : a novel
Title
The secret keeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy's ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds--Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy--who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. "The Secret Keeper" explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told--in Morton's signature style--against a backdrop of events that changed the world
Summary
Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2013.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Kate
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.M74
LC item number
S43 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Life change events
  • Actresses
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn779266410
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9781439152805
Lccn
2012026175
System control number
(OCoLC)779266410
Label
The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton
Publication
Control code
ocn779266410
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9781439152805
Lccn
2012026175
System control number
(OCoLC)779266410

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