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The Resource The dogs of Littlefield : a novel, Suzanne Berne

The dogs of Littlefield : a novel, Suzanne Berne

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The dogs of Littlefield : a novel
Title
The dogs of Littlefield
Title remainder
a novel
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Suzanne Berne
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Language
eng
Summary
"A "brilliantly done" (Sunday Times, London) comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the Orange Prize-winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, full of psychologists and college professors, is proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets, and charming village center. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of "good quality of life" than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park--the subject of much town debate--or the sign of a far deeper disorder? Certainly these types of things don't happen in Littlefield. With an element of suspense, satirical social commentary, and in-depth character portraits, Suzanne Berne's nuanced novel reveals the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia. The Dogs of Littlefield is "a compelling, poignant yet unsentimental novel that examines life, love, and loss" (Sunday Mirror, UK)"--
Summary
A sociologist studying what makes “a good quality of life,” arrives in a seemingly perfect town as someone begins poisoning the local dogs. By the Orange Prize-winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood
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10462599
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DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The dogs of Littlefield : a novel, Suzanne Berne
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Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : the Penguin Group, 2013
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20468566
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501124747
Lccn
2015017821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn909198468
  • (OCoLC)909198468
Label
The dogs of Littlefield : a novel, Suzanne Berne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : the Penguin Group, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20468566
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501124747
Lccn
2015017821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn909198468
  • (OCoLC)909198468

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