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Grief cottage : a novel, Gail Godwin

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Grief cottage : a novel
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Grief cottage : a novel
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Gail Godwin
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eng
Summary
After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation.The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda.Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach
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Title
Grief cottage
Creator
Summary
Moving in with his reclusive artist aunt after his mother's death, 11-year-old Marcus learns the story of a local cottage from which a family disappeared during a hurricane half a century earlier, a tragedy that compels him to explore the cottage, where he meets a ghost with a mysterious agenda
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565215
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O315
LC item number
G75 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Gail Godwin
Grief cottage : a novel, Gail Godwin

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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