A Crime in the Neighborhood

Author(s): Suzanne Berne
Awards:1999-Fiction-Winner-Women's Prize for Fiction
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.98 hours)
Product Number: Z00378
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449873332
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, A Crime in the Neighborhood is the story of a young girl's coming of age during a turbulent time in American history. Living in a quiet suburb of Washington, D.C., Marsha is nine years old in the summer of 1973. While the nation's attention is focused on the breaking Watergate scandal, her quiet neighborhood is going through its own upheaval. Looking back as an adult, she remembers it as a time when her father's abandonment of his family becomes entwined with the arrival of a new neighbor and the death of a boy who lives down the street. Deeply disillusioned by the changes in her life, Marsha takes it upon herself to find the boy's murderer, which sets off a chain of tragic events. A poignant and startling novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood expertly shows what can happen when fear and suspicion gain control of a community's better judgement.


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A Crime in the Neighborhood
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Product Number:Z00378
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All formats/editions

Author(s): Suzanne Berne
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number C01622
Released: Oct 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470312442
Author(s): Suzanne Berne
Product Number EB00008892
Released: Jul 09, 2013
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565126893

Professional reviews

"Although set in the early 1970s, this story about the safety of children is timely today. Alyssa Bresnahan falls easily into the role of the young girl through whose eyes this story is told. Her anxieties and sense of abandonment when her father leaves home create the underlying dynamic for the story. Bresnahan reads clearly and maintains the narrator's voice evenly, believably creating the persona of a young, observant girl who pulls those around her into a drama of her own making. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"