A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Crime in the Neighborhood

by Suzanne Berne
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A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne

A New York Times Notable Book. Set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne's assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child's accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder. A BOOK -OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565126893
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 127,345
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Suzanne Berne is the author of three novels, the first of which, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won great Britain’s Orange Prize. Her most recent novel is The Ghost at the Table. She lives with her family near Boston and teaches at Boston College.

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Crime in the Neighborhood 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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PattyUP More than 1 year ago
I really liked the descriptions of the events related to the separation of her parents and the affair with the sister. I think this would be an interesting book to read for a book club and to have discussions on how the crime relates to the rest of what is happening. Interesting and rather profound.
Marley717 More than 1 year ago
This was not a page turner for me. The accusation made against the neighbor happens late in the book and the fall out from the accusation isn't very earth shattering at all. No real drama or mystery in this book...just a view of a very dysfunctional and sad family.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Bern does a great job in her writing of this novel. It may very well remind one of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in that sense that a young girl is learning the ways that the world works. This is a very descriptive, entertaining, well-written novel.I highly suggest in to anyone seeking an exciting novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book about 7 years ago and just recently lent it to several friends who enjoyed it as much as I did. When I got it back, I read it again and enjoyed it just as much as the 1st time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel captured my interest from beginning to end even though it was a short novel. This writer got me so involved with every character in this book. I felt like i knew each and every one. The touch of humor always came at just the right time. I will definitely read more of her novels. I didnt want the book to end. Written in a classic form.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Insightfully capturing the world of the early 1970's in suburban D.C., as seen through the eyes of 10-year old Marsha, the story alternatingly moves the reader to embrace and comfort her, and then shake her by the shoulders and cart her off to the therapist's office, of course, accompanied by her parents and siblings. The reader's emotions swing from sympathy as this young girl struggles for sense in an external world of murky values and a homelife as a member of a dysfuntional family, to a strong desire to render some discipline and force her into counseling. Recorded Books' unabridged rendition is finely performed by Alyssa Bresnahan, who succeeds in showing you the world through Marsha's eyes, even though the story is told in retrospect by the adult Marsha. Suburban D.C. during the early 1970's is the setting as a peer of the young girl is found molested & murdered. The incident affects the neighborhood profoundly, while Marsha is deeply affected by the separation of her parents and the alienation of her brother and sister. The only detracter is that the main character's life as a stream of tedious detail at times became a tedious experience for this reader. This is a work not so much to be enjoyed during the reading, but valued as a reading experience afterwords. It represents time well spent.