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The girl next door, Ruth Rendell

Label
The girl next door
Title
The girl next door
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden, " where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E63
LC item number
G57 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
  • FICTION / General
  • Friendship
  • Missing persons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Older people
  • England
  • Large type books
Label
The girl next door, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1592216
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
367 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628994711
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014046532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592216
  • (Sirsi) 1592216
  • (OCoLC)897352097
Label
The girl next door, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1592216
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
367 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628994711
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014046532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592216
  • (Sirsi) 1592216
  • (OCoLC)897352097

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