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The Monsters of Templeton
by Lauren Groff | Literature & Fiction
Registered by NICNIC2 of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 11/3/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by NICNIC2 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

8 out of 10

Blurb: Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a media frenzy to the quiet, picture-perfect town her ancestors founded. Smarting from a broken heart, Willie then learns that the story her mother had always told her about her father has all been a lie. He wasn't the one - night stand Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely. As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging for the truth about her lineage, a chorus of voices from the town's past rise up around her to tell their sides of the story. Dark secrets come to light, past and present blur, old mysteries are finally put to rest, and the surprising truth about more than one monster is revealed.

I loved this book! I read it in 2 days and struggled to put it down. Its a lovely story of self discovery and family secrets with a nice dollop of history thrown in too. The characters are wonderfully sculpted and the monster and ghost add a nice touch. Great story telling.



 


Journal Entry 2 by NICNIC2 at Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Upper Largo, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, October 09, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/8/2011 UTC) at Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Upper Largo, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released for the 2011 monopoly challenge.

On the wall of the primary school playground 


Journal Entry 3 by jczreid at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Just bought this in The Sue Ryder Shop, can't wait to read it 


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