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The Resource The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton

The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton

Label
The secret keeper : a novel
Title
The secret keeper
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
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Language
eng
Summary
During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy's ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds--Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy--who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. "The Secret Keeper" explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told--in Morton's signature style--against a backdrop of events that changed the world
Summary
Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2013.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year, 2013.
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10141293
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
484 p.
Isbn
9781439152805
Lccn
2012026175
System control number
(OCoLC)779266410
Label
The secret keeper : a novel, Kate Morton
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
484 p.
Isbn
9781439152805
Lccn
2012026175
System control number
(OCoLC)779266410

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