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That Night
That Night
Author: Alice McDermott
On a warm suburban night, the sound of lawn sprinklers is drowned out by the rumble of hot rods. Suddenly a car careens onto a family's neat front yard, teenage boys spill out brandishing chains and leather, and a young man cries out for the girl he loves. Tonight fathers will pick up snow shovels and rakes to defend their turf, and children...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385333306
ISBN-10: 0385333307
Publication Date: 1/12/1999
Pages: 192
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3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This book is a "Fast Read"!
I decided to read this book, because it was on the list of top 200 books, chosen by book clubs.
I enjoyed the book and recommended it to my reading group.
It was interesting to discuss the story of "Teenage Love" with my friends, we looked at the content, basically, from a parent's point of view. I would say, it has mass appeal, since dealing with teenagers is an experience everybody recognizes. While the book is set in the 60's - some things never change. Enjoy!
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This story starts out on a certain summer night and moves backward toward "that night". Good short story.
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Nostalgic little book.
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a wonderful story well written from the author of Charming Billy. A good book for your book club.


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