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A Crime in the Neighborhood
by Suzanne Berne | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingcrimson-tidewing of Balingup, Western Australia Australia on 7/8/2017
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, July 08, 2017

9 out of 10


In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines. Living in a world no longer safe or familiar, Marsha turns increasingly to 'the book of evidence' in which she records the doings of the neighbors, especially of shy Mr Green next door. But as Marsha's confusion and her murder hunt accelerate, her 'facts' spread the damage cruelly and catastrophically throughout the neighborhood.


Just finished reading this and am so very much impressed at what a fine novel this is, especially for a debut novel. The writing is first class. Berne conjours up clear images of the quiet middle class neighbourhood of Spring Hill: the sights, the smells, the sounds. But particularly the sounds. I was captivated.

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction (1999).


 


Journal Entry 2 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Released 6 mos ago (1/29/2018 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Posting off to keeta1 as a wishlist tag.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, February 09, 2018

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It's here, along with it's friend! Thank you crimson-tide :) 


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