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ISBN:
0140273328
Author:
Suzanne Berne
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group(CA) (December 1, 1999)
Pages:
256 pages
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1345 kb
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1718 kb
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1918 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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285


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A Crime in the Neighborhood book. In this first novel by Suzanne Berne, she presents a great coming-of-age story with believable characters and rich descriptions of a place and time.

Several anonymous letters accused Vice President Spiro Agnew of being the murderer. A boy in Baltimore said a man approached him at a bus stop and offered him five dollars to get into his car. But it was a red car, this time, and the man had a beard. In New Jersey, a little girl vanished from her own front yard

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A New York Times Notable Book. Set in the Washington, . suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne’s assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child’s accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder

A New York Times Notable Book. suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne’s assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child’s accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder. A Book of the Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club selection.

A Crime in the Neighborhood Hardcover – January 6, 1997. A murdered boy, a runaway husband, a family spinning out of control-Suzanne Berne's A Crime in the Neighborhood is no ordinary coming-of-age novel. by. Suzanne Berne (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. The narrator of this dark tale of 1970s suburbia is 10-year-old Marsha, who lives with her mother and older twin siblings in a suburb of Washington, . In the spring of 1972, a young boy is molested, murdered, and then dumped behind a shopping mall.

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Suzanne Berne is the author of three novels, the first of which, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won great Britain's Orange Prize. Her most recent novel is The Ghost at the Table. She lives with her family near Boston and teaches at Boston College. Библиографические данные. A Crime in the Neighborhood: A Novel.

A Crime in the Neighborhood. 2 5 Author: Suzanne Berne Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan. Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have. Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, A Crime in the Neighborhood is the story of a young girl's coming of age during a turbulent time in American history. Living in a quiet suburb of Washington, . Marsha is nine years old in the summer of 1973.

A seductive story of suspicion, fear and moral corruption, this is the tale of 10-year-old Marsha. Her life is in turmoil following the collapse of her parents' marriage, and the brutal murder of a local boy. When the shy bachelor from next door begins to take an interest in Marsha's mother, Marsha is drawn into a cruel spiral of events that quickly spins out of control. 'Immaculate and impressive' - "The Literary Review".
  • Orevise
1972 was a year rife with issues much as is our time, 2017. Watergate was at full throttle, 'Tricky Dick' as Nixon was known, was in the midst of his worst year, as was our protagonist, 9 year old Marsha. We learn at the outset that a 12 year old boy from Marsha's school was a attacked, raped and murdered and left in a wooded area at the back of a Mall.

As the story is told from Marsha's viewpoint, we learn a great deal. She is quite observant and since this event occurred just before summer vacation, she had a lot of time to observe. At the same time, Marsha's father, Larry left the family with Ada, Marsha's mother's sister. What a mess, mom left with three children while her husband traipses around the country. We have the family agony, the murder of the young boy, and then we have Marsha, the nosey, sarcastic young girl with a great imagination. Marsha has been abandoned by her father, and she and her family are left to pick up the pieces and deal with their emotions.

Marsha makes a big mistake that causes harm to others, but she must continue. A young girl on the brink of becoming a teenager, trying to deal on her own, worried about her mother, her father, their lives, what is she to do. This is a coming of age story told by Marsha that has much detail, and it is riveting at times. The author is exacting, and such a well written book that reveals a lot about our times.

Recommended. prisrob 06-03-17
  • fetish
This is not strictly speaking a mystery, a whodunnit. It is more a minutely observed examination of the effects a murder has on the immediate neighborhood, how the crime corrodes the tranquility and stability of its surroundings. Told through the voice of a 12-year old girl, the story is quite devastating.
  • Nicearad
It's about weird random thoughts from a little girl in the 70s. Not really a story. Not really a plot. It was the only book I brought on a long flight and I kept reading thinking it would get interesting.
  • Gaua
I was looking for a real juicy crime and who dun it kind of read. This wasn’t what I hoped it would be. My BookClub chose this book, so I finished it. I probably wouldn’t have read it if it wasn’t for bookclub.
  • Gann
One of my favorite novels which I enjoy rereading from time to time. Brilliantly observed family life at a critical period in American modern history--during the Watergate scandal, a shocking murder rocks a quiet suburban Virginia town, while a very personal family scandal rocks the home of the young girl who is our protagonist. What exactly is the crime in the neighborhood? Wonderful, flowing writing. A great read!
  • Mr.Twister
This book shows the power of a child's imagination to change the lives of others around her. Her father must share
some of the blame for the turn of events in the neighborhood. The mother also has a share as she was unable to cope with the changes in her life. The child needed and was starved for attention and got it in a very disturbing way. I read the book through to its conclusion and still felt sad for the child and the neighbor who's life was changed forever.

Marci G.
  • Gio
I liked this book because it described the culture of a suburban neighborhood in the 70s. The book was not about the crime and who did it as much as it was about the impact it had on the neighborhood. The ten year old girl who was the narrator was interesting.
Wonderfully written. Copious character descriptors. Not a novel that's a page turner, but one that explores human nature microscopically. Lots of detail writing. Enjoyable read.