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The Drowning House

A Novel
Black, Elizabeth (eBook - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Clare Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900.
Authors: Black, Elizabeth, 1950-
Title: The drowning house
a novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (268 p.) :,map
Summary: Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Clare Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0385535872
9780385535878
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Black
Subject Headings: Galveston (Tex.) Fiction Family secrets Fiction Women photographers Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Family secrets
Women photographers
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Black, Elizabeth, 1950- Drowning house. 1st ed. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2013 9780385535861 (DLC) 2011046222 (OCoLC)767719701
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Jun 21, 2013
  • stclaireh rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I’m not sure how to comment on this book. I really liked parts of it, but didn’t love the book as a whole and would give it 3.5 stars, a bit above average. My heart went out to Claire, the main character, and all the heart break she has suffered over the years. But Claire’s character remained nebulous for me. In fact, I felt the author left too many questions unanswered about many characters and situations. While I enjoyed reading the book, I wanted to like it more than I did.

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