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Lake People [electronic Resource]

A Novel

By Abi Maxwell

A haunting, luminous debut novel set in a small New Hampshire town: the story of the crisscrossing of lives, within and without family, and of one woman, given up for adoption as a baby, searching for the truth about her life.

As an infant, Alice Thorton was discovered in Kettleborough, New Hampshire, in a boathouse by the lake; adopted by a young, childless couple; raised with no knowledge of the women who came before her: Eleonora, who brought her family to Bear Island, the nearly uninhabitable scrap of land in Kettleborough’s lake; Signe, the maiden aunt who nearly drowned in the lake, ashamed of her heart; Sophie, the grandmother who turned a blind eye to her unwanted granddaughter. Alice grows up aching for an acceptance she can’t quite imagine, trying to find it first with an older man, then with one who can’t love her back, and finally in the love she feels for one she has never met. And all the while she feels a mysterious pull to the lake. As Alice edges ever closer to her past, Lake People beautifully evokes the interweaving of family history and individual fate, and the intangible connections we feel to the place where we were born.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.  

Format

Ebook

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780307961662


Format: Ebook
Author: Maxwell, Abi
Title: Lake people [electronic resource] : a novel / Abi Maxwell.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Adoptees -- Fiction Families -- Fiction New Hampshire -- Fiction
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Isbn: 9780307961662 (electronic bk.) 0307961664 (electronic bk.)
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Format: Ebook
Author: Maxwell, Abi.
Title: Lake people [electronic resource] : a novel / Abi Maxwell.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Adoptees -- Fiction
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: New Hampshire -- Fiction
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Notes: Electronic book.
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ISBN: 9780307961662 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307961664 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PS3613.A898 L35 2012