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On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin Street

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by Sebastian Faulks

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The bestselling author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling, vibrantly evocative novel set in America in 1960, when the country stood poised between the paranoia of the Cold War and the ebullience of the New Frontier.

Faulks' heroine is Mary Van der Linden, a pretty, reserved Englishwoman whose husband, Charlie, is

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On Green Dolphin Street 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical /english and new zealand there was a movie . he sends for the one pretty sister to marry and mixes up the names and the wrong one arrives in new zealand the other sister becomes a nun sorta a gone with the wind thats where the song comes from the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first novel by Faulks that I read. It's surprisingly entertaining throughout, giving much in details of the year 1960. The ending, however, leaves something to be desired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"On Green Dolphon Street", had the potential to get you in just as "Birdsong" had with its intense descriptive and interesting break down of the first two characters (Mary and Charlie). However it never goes any where remarkable. So they have an affair....who cares?? The descriptive period work is compelling but it is only F's skilled writing style that keeps you reading. You fail to care for the characters after about chapter three. Was this a "contracted novel"? I felt there was no punch, no soul as were in his last two novels. Still I did enjoy it enough to finish it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Make sure to have plenty of time when you start reading this book because you will not want to stop until it's done. This is an absolutely wonderful, beautifully written book.