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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of NPR's Best Books of 2020

"A provocative, absorbing read."
People

“A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood
asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
March 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

rohallry59 ,

A Good Neighborhood

Excellent. Makes you want to be sure that this is fiction, not life. A beautiful, sad story that should leave us more aware and open minded to the suffering of others and how our system needs to be changed to benefit everyone, everywhere.

chuckleedee ,

Great read

Fast paced, twisty and so true in today’s world.

LeahFatt ,

Terrible

First half was fine, despite the extremely stereotypical characters. The last third, where the actual story happens, is disgusting and terrible. I regret the time I spent reading this book and the money I paid for it.

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