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The peach keeper : a novel, Sarah Addison Allen

Label
The peach keeper : a novel
Title
The peach keeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Addison Allen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Tone
Review
  • In the mountain resort town of Walls of Water, North Carolina, the Osgood and Jackson families’ lives have always been tangled up in the history of the Blue Ridge Madam, a derelict Victorian home on the outskirts of town. Now, as president of the Women’s Society Club, Paxton Osgood hopes to unveil the extensive renovations her family has underwritten at a gala celebrating the club’s 75th anniversary. It would be nice if Willa Jackson, granddaughter of one of the club’s founders, could be there, too. But Willa is too proud to accept the invitation, having struggled to overcome her teenage reputation as a devil-may-care prankster. Yet when a human skeleton is unearthed at the Madam just days before the party, Paxton and Willa join forces to identify the remains, a project that forges a surprising friendship and launches more than one love affair. In this delectable, read-in-one-sitting treasure, Allen once again demonstrates her astonishing ability to believably blur the lines between the magical and the mundane. -- Haggas, Carol (Reviewed 03-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 13, p27)
  • At 30, Willa Jackson returns to her small Southern hometown, Walls of Water, N.C., in the wake of a failed marriage to her college sweetheart. She's determined now to lead the quiet life she believes her father wants her to have, but is soon derailed by the wealthy and powerful Osgoods, the family that shaped her high school experience. The Jacksons were also wealthy once, until the logging industry failed, and Willa's teenage grandmother went to work as a maid for the Osgoods. Paxton Osgood, Willa's counterpart, has everything Willa envies—wealth, beauty and a sense of belonging—but Paxton hides a deep loneliness and discontent. To further complicate Willa's unrest, Paxton's brother, Colin, fled town years before but has returned and become an irresistible force in Willa's life. When a skeleton that holds the secret to both the Osgood and Jackson family fortunes is discovered at the Jackson family's old estate, long-held beliefs are likely to be overturned. Allen (The Girl Who Chased the Moon) juggles smalltown history and mystical thriller, character development and eerie magical realism in a fine Southern gothic drama. The underlying tension will please and unnerve readers, as well as leave them eager for Allen's next. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed March 7, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 10, p)
  • Her marriage a shambles, Willa Jackson returns home to Walls of Water, the town where she grew up, and tries to fit in. There she discovers an extraordinary feud that has divided two sisters for decades. Hmm, Allen's standard small-town charm, maybe not the usual flights of fantasy—but then I haven't read it yet. Lots of promotion, including to libraries and cooking/foodie websites. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed November 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 18, p44)
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378342
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DLC
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Allen, Sarah Addison
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L4356
LC item number
P43 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • North Carolina
Label
The peach keeper : a novel, Sarah Addison Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Bantam Books Trade Paperback ed.
Extent
282 p.
Isbn
9780553385601
System control number
(OCoLC)719428461
Label
The peach keeper : a novel, Sarah Addison Allen
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Bantam Books Trade Paperback ed.
Extent
282 p.
Isbn
9780553385601
System control number
(OCoLC)719428461

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