The wonder garden
(Book)

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Published
New York : Grove Press, c2015.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0802123554, 9780802123558
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Amherst Jones Library - Main FloorFICTION Acampora, LaurenAvailable
Bellingham Public Library - FictionFIC ACAAvailable
Bolton Public Library - FictionF ACAAvailable
Chicopee Main Library - Fiction (Upper Level)FIC ACAMPORA LaurenAvailable
Dalton Free Library - ADULT FictionFIC AcaAvailable
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Published
New York : Grove Press, c2015.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
354 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0802123554, 9780802123558

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In her stunning debut collection, The Wonder Garden , Lauren Acampora brings to the page with enchanting realism the myriad lives of a suburban town and lays them bare. These linked stories take a trenchant look at the flawed people of Old Cranbury, incisive tales that reveal at each turn the unseen battles we play out behind drawn blinds, the creeping truths from which we distract ourselves, and the massive dreams we haul quietly with us and hold close.
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John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It's one of those overhauled ranches so common to Old Cranbury these days, swollen and dressed to resemble a colonial. White, of course, with ornamental shutters and latches pretending to hold them open. A close echo of its renovated sisters on Whistle Hill Road, garnished with hostas and glitzed with azaleas. He has seen too many of these to count. A man strikes an under-the-table deal with a surgeon to spend a few quiet seconds closer to his wife than he's ever been; a young soon-to-be mother looks on in paralyzing astonishment as her husband walks away from a fifteen-year career in advertising at the urging of his spirit animal; an elderly artist risks more than he knows when he's commissioned by his newly-arrived neighbors to produce the work of a lifetime.

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