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A Crime in the Neighborhood
A Crime in the Neighborhood
Author: Suzanne Berne
An auspicious debut novel by a young writer who will remind readers of Anne Lamott and Anne Tyler — Crime in the Neighborhood centers on a headline event-- the molestation and murder of a twelve-year-old boy in a Washington, D.C., suburb. At the time of the murder, 1973, Marsha was nine years old and as an adult she still remembers that summer as...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805055801
ISBN-10: 0805055800
Pages: 285
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3.6 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Owl Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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An very interesting story. The main character is both sympathtic and exasperating (as 10 year old girls often are). The book really explores how rumors about a person can affect lives.
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Very well written story that takes place in the early 70's about a young girl in upheaval; her family falls apart at the same time that a particularly horrendous crime occurs to a boy who lives on her street. These separate events become intertwined in her mind. Definitely recommend this--especially good if you lived through this period as the politics, etc will resonate.
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This is an excellent book. A well written novel with a unique story. I recommend this one.
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This was a very sad story, but I couldn't put it down.
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This is an outstanding book and, I believe, a first novel for this writer. It is an example of how imagination can run wild and ruin an innocent person and also hurt the person who spread the rumor. It takes place during the Nixon years in Washington and reflects the paranoia of that administration.


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