Author(s): Fowler, Therese Anne
Date of Publication: 04/02/2020,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Imprint: Headline Review,
Published By: Headline Publishing Group,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance
A Good Neighbourhood explores how class, race and star-crossed love will change two families' lives forever. Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Jodi Picoult.
In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenage daughter.
With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard. But as they fight, they fail to notice that there is a romance blossoming between their two teenagers. A romance that will challenge the carefully constructed concepts of class and race in this small community.
A romance that might cause everything to shatter...