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A Good Neighbourhood

(2020)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of NPR's Best Books of 2020

"A provocative, absorbing read."
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“A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Thingsand A Spark of Light

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood
asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A provocative, timely page-turner about the crucial issues of our time. I gulped it down, and the stunning conclusion left me both heartbroken and hopeful." - Meg Waite Clayton

"A gripping modern morality tale...Familiar elements - two families, two young lovers, a legal dispute - frame a story that feels both classic and inevitable. But Fowler makes the book her own with smart dialogue, compelling characters and a communal 'we' narrator that implicates us all in the wrenching conclusion." - Tara Conklin

"A Good Neighborhood is my favorite kind of novel -- compelling, complicated, timely, and smart. With great humanity, Therese Anne Fowler imparts a full-hearted, unflinching indictment of a broken system and in so doing tells a story hard to put down and hard to forget." - Laurie Frankel

"Compelling and captivating, A Good Neighborhood left me speechless yet wanting to discuss. This is a story that will stick with you for a long time." - Emily Giffin

"Relentlessly paced, stylishly written, and perfectly timed, Therese Anne Fowler's latest is a sharp, moving portrait of an American neighborhood on the brink of change. You'll be thinking about A Good Neighborhood long after you've left it." - Christina Baker Kline

"Therese Anne Fowler has concocted a feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it's that good." - Jodi Picoult


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March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN: 1-250-23727-0 / 978-1-250-23727-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood: The powerful New York Times bestseller you won't be able to put down
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
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February 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Good Neighborhood (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
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ISBN: 1-4328-7260-5 / 978-1-4328-7260-1 (USA edition)
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Title: A Good Neighborhood
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood: The powerful New York Times bestseller about star-crossed love...
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March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Good Neighborhood
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
Author(s): THERESE ANN FOWLER
ISBN: 1-250-27053-7 / 978-1-250-27053-5 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN: 1-4722-6935-7 / 978-1-4722-6935-5 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN: 1-250-26010-8 / 978-1-250-26010-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: Review
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March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Good Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Good Neighbourhood: The powerful New York Times bestseller about star-crossed love...
Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler
Publisher: Review
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