The good neighbor: a novel
When Colt and Francie Hart stumble upon an empty 150-year-old house during a weekend drive in the country, they each fall in love with it and want to buy it -- for entirely different reasons. For Colt, the house will become a trophy representing his enormous success at trading stocks. For Francie, a blocked poet, the house seems to whisper hints for reawakening her creativity.
Picking up the house for a song, the couple begins the transition from city dwelling to country life and find for the first time in too long that they have something to work on together. Yet the more the Harts learn about the house, its history, and its previous inhabitants, the more it drives them apart. And when Francie discovers an old family cemetery hidden on the property, it somehow brings out qualities in each of them that come as a total surprise to the other.
Events that conspire to destroy their marriage could just as easily bring the couple together again in this story of two people who, in looking for a place to call home, find themselves instead.
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|Grouping Title||good neighbor|
|Grouping Author||kowalski william|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-01 01:10:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-26 04:19:48AM|
|author||Kowalski, William, 1970-|
|available_at_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|detailed_location_salida||SRL Adult Fiction|
|display_description||When Francie and Colt Hart drive past an abandoned 150-year-old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, they both fall head-over-heels in love with it -- but for entirely different reasons. Colt, an ambitious, hard-charging stock trader, sees it as a potential showcase for his wealth. Francie, long dependent on antidepressants, hopes it will inspire her to resume the literary life she abandoned when she married Colt ten years before; perhaps, she thinks, it will save their faltering marriage. But the more they learn about the house, and especially the tragic history of its previous occupants (whose descendants are their new neighbors), the more it threatens to drive them apart. This P. S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.|
|isbn||9780060936259, 9780061952685, 9780066211374|
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|owning_library_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|owning_location_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT11918761|eBook|eBook||English|Harper Collins Publishers,|2009.|1 online resource, ils:.b2536120x|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins Publishers,|2004.|406 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Electronic books, Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction|
|title_display||The good neighbor : a novel|
|title_full||The good neighbor : a novel / William Kowalski, The good neighbor : a novel [electronic resource] / William Kowalski|
|title_short||The good neighbor :|