A Novel

Book - 2013
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A winning debut novel about a 1920s New England family and the secrets revealed when they reunite over one long summer.
Spending the summer of 1928 in a big house on the Maine coast with his 10 older cousins and a gaggle of aunts and uncles seems like a dream come true to lonely 13-year-old Richard.

But as he wanders through the bustling house, Richard witnesses scenes and conversations not meant for him and watches as the family he adores disintegrates into a tangle of lust, jealousy, and betrayal. At first only an avid spectator, Richard soon finds himself drawn into the confusion, battling with his first experience of infatuation and forced to cover for his relatives' romantic intrigues.

With jump-off-the-page characters and a captivating sense of place, SHORECLIFF examines the bonds of loyalty and rivalry that can both knit a family together and drive it apart.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316213394
Characteristics: 339 p.


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May 27, 2016

6 out of 10. Not bad, just felt rather long and plodding at times.

Jan 13, 2015

It sounded promising but sadly it didn't survive my "hook me in the first fifty pages" challenge. I might revisit at a later time.

Sep 24, 2013

I am nearing the end of this book. Very well written but at times I find myself just wanting it done. Maybe a little to slow for me.

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