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The Monsters of Templeton

(2008)
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"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, thefifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her father, part historical novel, and part ghost story, this spellbinding novel is at its core a tale of how one townholds the secrets of a family. In the wake of a wildly disastrous affair with her married archaeology professor, Willie Upton arrives on thedoorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York, where her hippie-turned-born-again-Baptist mom, Vi, still lives. Willie expects to be ableto hide in the place that has been home to her family for generations, but themonster's death changes the fabric of the quiet, picture-perfect town her ancestors founded. Even further, Willie learns that the story her mother had always told her about her father has all been a lie: he wasn't the random man from a free-love commune that Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely. Someone from this very town. As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging forthe truth about her lineage, she discovers that the secrets of her family rundeep. Through letters, editorials, and journal entries, the dead rise up to tell their sides of the story as dark mysteries come to light, past and present blur,old stories are finally put to rest, and the shocking truth about more than one monster is revealed.

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-4104-0713-6 / 978-1-4104-0713-9 (USA edition)
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March 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-434-01784-1 / 978-0-434-01784-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-4013-2225-5 / 978-1-4013-2225-0 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton: A Novel
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-316-43471-X / 978-0-316-43471-3 (USA edition)
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-09-951572-5 / 978-0-09-951572-2 (UK edition)
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-4013-4092-X / 978-1-4013-4092-6 (USA edition)
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-7394-9916-5 / 978-0-7394-9916-0 (USA edition)
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-434-01785-X / 978-0-434-01785-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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July 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-84648-433-2 / 978-1-84648-433-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-4013-8892-2 / 978-1-4013-8892-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
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February 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Monsters of Templeton
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February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton (UNABRIDGED) [AUDIOBOOK] [CD]
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-4159-4938-7 / 978-1-4159-4938-2 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
Author(s): Lauren Groff
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February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Monsters of Templeton
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