Little Night

Little Night

Book - 2012
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Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne's defense of her spouse, all lies, and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Claire is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep. The two long for a relationship with each other, but they'll have to dig deep into their family's difficult past in order to build one. Together, they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and her husband and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might have followed Grit to New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her...but will it be the joyous occasion they dream of? And will Clare and her longtime partner, Paul, whose complicated relationship has been sorely tested through the years, find a way back to love and to each other, again?--From inside front flap of book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670023561
0670023566
Branch Call Number: FICTION RICE LUANNE
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 24 cm

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VentdeVie
Oct 22, 2016

A wrenching story about family ties broken and mended due to a lifetime psychological abuse. The ending leaves the readers somewhat dissatisfied.

ladydebv Jun 27, 2013

Tells the story of what physcial abuse does to a family and each of its individual members. heart wrenching tale, not so much about the abuse itself but the effects it has on people and how each individual copes and the mechanisms they use to survive. a VERY GOOD book! While other readers said they did not like the ending, I thought the ending was EXCELLENT and a realistic ending to a sad story.

sablegirl Jul 25, 2012

I thought this book was a true page turner. I enjoyed reading it but was a bit disappointed with the ending - it did end abruptly - like the author had to finish the book quickly. Otherwise, I enjoyed it and would read another book by this author.

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SIJuracich
Jun 27, 2012

An extremely disappointing book. Too much of the story involved description of birds and their behavior to the detriment of character development. The characters were one-dimensional and not likable. The plot was plodding and predictable. The ending was abrupt and totally unsatisfying.

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