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The House on Oyster Creek - Heidi Jon Schmidt
The House on Oyster Creek
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Sensitive but practical, Charlotte Tradescome has come to accept the reticence of her older, work-obsessed husband Henry. Still, she hopes to create a life for their three-year-old daughter. So when Henry inherits a home on Cape Cod, she, Henry, and little Fiona move from their Manhattan... show more
Sensitive but practical, Charlotte Tradescome has come to accept the reticence of her older, work-obsessed husband Henry. Still, she hopes to create a life for their three-year-old daughter. So when Henry inherits a home on Cape Cod, she, Henry, and little Fiona move from their Manhattan apartment to this seaside community. Charlotte sells off part of Tradescome Point, inadvertently fueling the conflict between newcomers and locals. Many townspeople easily dismiss Charlotte as a "washashore." A rare exception is Darryl Stead, an oyster farmer with modest dreams and an open heart, with whom Charlotte feels the connection she's been missing. Ultimately he transforms the way she sees herself, the town, and the people she loves...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451229922 (0451229924)
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
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A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0 The House on Oyster Creek: A Novel
This book was ok...I think the story line tried to be stretched a bit and the characters fell a bit more flat than what I expected. At times, I had a difficult time with the book keeping my interest.
willaful
willaful rated it
4.0 The House on Oyster Creek: A Novel
(A win from First Reads.)This was just the sort of novel I enjoy, strong on plot, character and sense of place, with quiet insights and an appealing dry humor: "'Calmness, calmness. This too will pass,' said Henry, who having once been a Marxist, was in a position to know." My only problem with it w...
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