A Novel

Book - 2013
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This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans--including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women--joins her in residence.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 255 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780393081701
Branch Call Number: Mill


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Mar 20, 2013

A disappointment after earlier reading "Ghost Lights." The story goes nowhere in this novel.

LaughingOne Feb 23, 2013

Millet's writing style just doesn't work for me. I kept trying to read the book, made it through 80 pages and still couldn't get into it. Some of the story line is interesting but that isn't enough to keep forcing myself to read on.

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