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The guest book : a novel

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"A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world." And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, Sarah Blake's The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations"--

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Arcade Free Library FIC BLAKE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300436128
Checked out
08/06/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Blake (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300132889
Checked out
08/08/2019
Caledonia Library Association FIC BLA L (Text)
Lease
52135300306942
Checked out
08/07/2019
Clifton Springs Library Fic Bla (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300365411
Checked out
08/06/2019
Geneva Public Library BLAKE (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300976393
Checked out
08/08/2019
Gorham Free Library FIC BLAKE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300197659
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC BLA (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002042453
Checked out
08/05/2019
Lima Public Library MCN FIC BLA (Text)
McNaughton
52139000869944
Checked out
07/22/2019
Livonia Public Library FIC BLA (Text)
Adult New
52140300565661
Checked out
08/06/2019
Lyons Public Library F Bla (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300536371
Checked out
07/24/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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