Newport

A Novel
Product Number: EB00585708
Released: Jul 07, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062375872
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Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering "summer cottages" are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiancEe. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his first late wife, who "communicates" via sEance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do so-just as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh...?nd his own very fraught history. A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.

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Author(s): Jill Morrow
Original Publish Date: Jul 07, 2015

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Author(s): Jill Morrow
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number DD16837
Released: Jul 07, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504613996
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Author(s): Jill Morrow
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number Z100091445
Released: Jul 07, 2015
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062395481

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