The Arsonist

The Arsonist

Large Print - 2014
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Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home -- home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident, or arson? Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognize her father's slow failing and her mother's desperation, another house burns, and then another, always the homes of summer people. These frightening events, and the deep social fault lines that open in the town as a result, are observed and reported on by Bud Jacobs, a former political journalist, who has bought the local paper and moved to Pomeroy in an attempt to find a kind of home himself. As Bud and Frankie begin an unexpected, passionate affair, the fires upend a trusting small community where people have never before bothered to lock their doors; and Frankie and Bud bring wholly different perspectives to the questions of who truly owns the land, who belongs in the town, and how, or even whether, newcomers can make a real home there.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780804194556
0804194556
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION MILLER SUE
Characteristics: 465 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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wordbaker Jul 24, 2014

the ending was a big let-down. I know that life is messy. but a little more resolution would be nice. the relation between Frankie & Sylvia was great.

dossiere Jul 16, 2014

this book was awesome from beginning to end.i read it in just a few days.i loved the relationship btween Bud and Frankie.

SpringAltman Jul 09, 2014

The author does a nice job of weaving multiple story lines together for a very interesting read.
This book has suspense, romance, and mystery all together.

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