The Monsters of Templeton
Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a media frenzy to the quiet, picture-perfect town her... show more
Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a media frenzy to the quiet, picture-perfect town her ancestors founded. Smarting from a broken heart, Willie then learns that the story her mother had always told her about her father has all been a lie. He wasn't the one - night stand Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely. As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging for the truth about her lineage, a chorus of voices from the town's past rise up around her to tell their sides of the story. Dark secrets come to light, past and present blur, old mysteries are finally put to rest, and the surprising truth about more than one monster is revealed.
Publish date: July 2nd 2009
Publisher: Windmill Books
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
Dokoratsstudentin Willie ist ihren Ahnen auf der Spur. Denn nur so kann sie herausfinden, wer ihr Vater ist. Dabei fördert sie unaussprechliche Familiengeheimnisse zutage, deren Schatten bis in die Gegenwart reicht. Gleichzeitig wird aus dem See ihrer Heimatstadt ein Monster gezogen, das für Furore ...
Half of this book tells the story of Wilhelmina Upton, scion of a prominent upstate New York family which includes her hometown's founder and his son, a prominent novelist. The book opens when Willie returns to Templeton feeling disgraced, having fled her PhD research in the aftermath of a doomed af...
Awww!This book totally makes me squeal (in my mind, so as not to disturb those around me), "Awww!" Like the Portlandia dumpster diver. I can't find a Portlandia Aww meme and am too lazy to make my own, so just imagine it here and move along.Here are the things that just tickled me pink (I'm already ...
have a shufty around the boards, and toy with locating the best bargain.Spotted on GoldCato's update
At times, I wasn't quite sure what to make of this novel. I enjoyed it a great deal, especially the parallel stories told from historic times and how they lined up with the present narrative. I wasn't always sure how the two connected, though...I wanted a bit more meaningful commentary from the prot...