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The boys in the trees : a novel

Author: Mary Swan
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Series: Holt paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the turn of the twentieth century, newly arrived to the North American countryside, William, his wife, and two daughters appear the picture of a devoted family. But when accusations of embezzlement spur William to commit an unthinkable crime, those who witnessed this affectionate, attentive father go about his routine of work and family must reconcile action with character. A doctor who has cared for the young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Swan
ISBN: 9780805086706 0805086706
OCLC Number: 123969016
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Holt paperback.
Responsibility: Mary Swan.
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"At the turn of the twentieth century, newly arrived to the North American countryside, William, his wife, and two daughters appear the picture of a devoted family. But when accusations of embezzlement spur William to commit an unthinkable crime, those who witnessed this affectionate, attentive father go about his routine of work and family must reconcile action with character. A doctor who has cared for the young Lillian searches for clues that might penetrate the mystery of the father's motivation. Meanwhile Rachel's teacher grapples with guilt over a moment when fate wove her into a succession of events that will haunt her dreams." "Mary Swan examines the volatile collisions between our best intentions - how a passing stranger can leave an indelible mark on our lives even as the people we know most intimately become alienated by tides of self-preservation and regret. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions a locket contains immeasurable sorrow, trees provide sanctuary and refuge to lost souls, and grief clicks into place when a man cocks the cold steel barrel of a revolver."--Jacket.

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