The House on Oyster Creek: A Novel

The House on Oyster Creek: A Novel

by Heidi Jon Schmidt
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The House on Oyster Creek: A Novel by Heidi Jon Schmidt

Sensitive but practical, Charlotte Tradescome has come to accept the reticence of her older, work-obsessed husband Henry. Still, she hopes to create a life for their three-year-old daughter. So when Henry inherits a home on Cape Cod, she, Henry, and little Fiona move from their Manhattan apartment to this seaside community. Charlotte sells off part of Tradescome Point, inadvertently fueling the conflict between newcomers and locals. Many townspeople easily dismiss Charlotte as a "washashore." A rare exception is Darryl Stead, an oyster farmer with modest dreams and an open heart, with whom Charlotte feels the connection she's been missing. Ultimately he transforms the way she sees herself, the town, and the people she loves...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451229922
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,046,917
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Heidi Jon Schmidt's stories and essays have been published in the New York Times, the AtlanticGrand Street, and Yankee, and have been featured on National Public Radio. She has won awards including the O. Henry, the Ingram-Merrill, and the James Michener. She teaches in the Workshops at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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The House on Oyster Creek 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SweetAdNan More than 1 year ago
Makes one think about the choices we make and how they will affect the ones we love.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
Charlotte thought she knew what she was getting into when she married a man who is twenty years older than her. They end up moving to the home Henry has inherited and Charlotte could not believe how unfriendly the people are in her new hometown. She ends up getting a bit too friendly with a farmer, Darryl, who is around her age. Everyone can see that spark that goes off when she and Darryl are together. Will she do the safe thing and stay in a stale marriage or will she finally give herself what she's always wanted? This is one of those books that is great to read when you're in the middle of a transition in your life. It helps you figure things out for yourself even if your situation is completely different. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is the type of book that hits home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WORST. BOOK. I'VE. EVER. READ!  I don't usually write reviews, but I really hated this book!  I kept reading, thinking it would get better at some point - but it doesn't.
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robinakers More than 1 year ago
Just your typical love, money, angry people story.
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