“A banquet of a read…. I completed A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” (Jodi Picoult, top New York Times finest-selling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of LightIn Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina community, teacher of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her intense and skilled biracial kid, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall.)
All is well till the Whitmans – an obviously conventional household with brand-new cash and a covertly distressed teenaged child – take down your house and trees next door to develop themselves a showplace.
With little in typical other than a home line, these 2 extremely various households rapidly discover themselves at chances: First, over an historic oak tree in Valerie’s backyard, and right after, the progressing love in between their 2 teens.
A Good Neighborhood asks huge concerns about life in America today – what does it indicate to be a good next-door neighbor? How do we live together with each other when we do not agree? – as it checks out the impacts of class, race, and heart-rending love in a story that’s as intriguing as it is effective.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press “While Faulkner’s story diverts off into the conventional grotesquerie of Southern Gothic literature, Fowler’s culminates with oppressions that are painfully simple to think of due to the fact that they continue to belong of our modern lived experience.” (Washington Post)
“A prompt story about what occurs when we stop working to think about how our actions impact others and the catastrophe that can befall us if we can’t exist together with those whose worths are various from our own.” (Atlanta Journal)