Good Neighborhood

Good Neighborhood

St Martins Pr

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"A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” ―Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood
asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.


Therese Anne Fowler is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the novels Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, A Well-Behaved Woman, and A Good Neighborhood. Z was adapted for television as Z: The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci. Raised in the Midwest, Therese moved to North Carolina in 1995. She holds a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing, both from North Carolina State University.

Pub Date: 2020 
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50 x 9.50 inches

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