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Bittersweet

A Novel

By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Suspenseful and cinematic, Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider’s hunger to belong.
   On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century; it’s the kind of place where children twirl sparklers across the lawn during cocktail hour. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted:  friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs.
   But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact - and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and make Ev's world her own. 


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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780804138567


Format: Book
Author: Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
Summary: Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend's family fortune.
Title: Bittersweet : a novel / Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Subject: Female friendship -- Fiction. Summer -- Fiction. Roommates -- Fiction. Upper class -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780804138567 0804138567
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: F Beverly-Whittemore
Oclc: 856977257
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Bib Id: 518716

Format: Book
Author: Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda.
Summary: Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend's family fortune.
Title: Bittersweet : a novel / Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Description: 385 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction.
Subjects: Summer -- Fiction.
Subjects: Roommates -- Fiction.
Subjects: Upper class -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013031473
ISBN: 9780804138567
ISBN: 0804138567
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: F Beverly-Whittemore