The Arsonist

The Arsonist

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 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 this compelling book unfolds, as Bud and Frankie begin an unexpected, passionate affair, arson upends 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape : distributed by Books on Tape, [2014]
ISBN: 9780307876034
Branch Call Number: TALK MILLER CD
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
CD audio
Alternative Title: Arsonist


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Jun 27, 2018

I was surprised by the previous two comments. Interesting storyline which held my interest.

Feb 11, 2017

Couldn't finish it. Not engaging at all.

mayfairlady Jul 28, 2014

Although the narration is fine, this lacked a story. Disappointing.


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