- Expected 10 Mar 2020
A Good Neighbourhood explores how class, race and star-crossed love will change two families' lives forever. Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Jodi Picoult.
'A feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it's that good.' Jodi Picoult
In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenage daughter.
With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard.
But as they fight, they fail to notice that there is a romance blossoming between their two teenagers. A romance that will challenge the carefully constructed concepts of class and race in this small community. A romance that might cause everything to shatter...
Praise for A Good Neighbourhood...
'Compelling, complicated, timely, and smart . . . hard to put down and hard to forget'
LAURIE FRANKEL, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS
'This is a story that will stick with you for a long time'
EMILY GIFFIN, NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ALL WE EVER WANTED
'Smart dialogue, compelling characters and a communal "we" narrator that implicates us all in the wrenching conclusion'
TARA CONKLIN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LAST ROMANTICS
'A thought provoking and gripping novel - the kind that will have you savouring every page'
'A brilliantly written novel for our times'
BRUCE HOLSINGER, AUTHOR OF THE GIFTED SCHOOL
'This page-turner delivers a thoughtful exploration of prejudice, preconceived notions, and what it means to be innocent'
'A rippling story for fans of suspenseful domestic dramas'
'An unforgettable, heart-breaking story'
LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW