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The guest book
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Published:
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
486 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
46 copies, 16 people are on the wait list.
Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction has 5
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Description

Instant New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2020 New England Society Book Award Winner for Fiction " The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt." -- The Washington Post The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett's Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250110251, 1250110254

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"A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world." And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, Sarah Blake's The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Blake, S. (2019). The guest book. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Blake, Sarah, 1960-. 2019. The Guest Book. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Blake, Sarah, 1960-, The Guest Book. New York: Flatiron Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blake, Sarah. The Guest Book. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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