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The shadow year, Hannah Richell

Label
The shadow year
Title
The shadow year
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Richell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Still grieving the death of her prematurely delivered infant, Lila finds a welcome distraction in renovating a country house she's recently inherited. Surrounded by blueprints and plaster dust, though, she finds herself drawn into the story of a group of idealistic university grads from thirty years before, who'd thrown off the shackles of bourgeois city life to claim the cottage and rely only on each other on the land. But utopia-building can be fraught with unexpected peril, and when the fate of the group is left eerily unclear, Lila turns her attention to untangling a web of secrets to uncover the shocking truth of what happened that fateful year, in order to come to terms with her own loss and build a new future for herself
Summary
On a glorious summer's day in 1980, five friends stumble upon an abandoned lakeside cottage hidden deep in the heart of the English countryside. Isolated and rundown, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the real world. For Kat, it's a stay of execution: living there for a year will surely give Simon the time to fall in love with her. For Simon, the cottage is a way to avoid his parents' expectations and his impending legal career. For all of them, it's a chance to live the dream, with lazy summer days by the lake and intimate winter evenings around the fire. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise and when an unexpected visitor appears at their door, nothing will be the same again... Three decades later, Lila arrives at the same remote cottage. With her marriage in crisis, she finds solace in renovating the tumbledown house. Little by little she wonders about the previous inhabitants. How did they manage in such isolation? Why did they leave in such a hurry, with their belongings still strewn about? Most disturbing of all, why can't she shake the feeling that someone might be watching her?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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10277589
Cataloging source
DLC
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Richell, Hannah
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6118.I3826
LC item number
S53 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Housing rehabilitation
Target audience
adult
Label
The shadow year, Hannah Richell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861273821
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781455554331
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013036330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861273821
Label
The shadow year, Hannah Richell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861273821
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781455554331
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013036330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861273821

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