The dogs of Littlefield: a novel
From the Orange Prize-winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood , Suzanne Berne's The Dogs of Littlefield is "sublime" ( The Chicago Tribune ), a suspenseful and hilarious "suburban comedy of manners par excellence" ( Kirkus Reviews ) that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America.
Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Twenty Best Places to Live in America, is full of psychologists and college professors, proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets, and quaint village center.
Yet when sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived in Littlefield to study the elements of "good quality of life" someone begins poisoning the town's dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park--the subject of much town debate--or the sign of a far deeper disorder?
"Nothing sucks a reader in like psychological menace, and Suzanne Berne is a master of the craft.... Her scenes are elegantly composed, and even throwaway characters jump off the page" ( The New York Times ). A wry exploration of the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia, The Dogs of Littlefield explodes with "comic exuberance and restrained beauty" ( The Boston Globe ).
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|Grouping Author||berne suzanne|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-08-17 22:50:54PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-08-18 00:08:54AM|
|author2-role||Brilliance Audio (Firm)., Findaway World, LLC., Monda, Carol,narrator., Playaway Digital Audio.|
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|display_description||"A "brilliantly done" (Sunday Times, London) comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the Orange Prize-winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, full of psychologists and college professors, is proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets, and charming village center. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of "good quality of life" than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park--the subject of much town debate--or the sign of a far deeper disorder? Certainly these types of things don't happen in Littlefield. With an element of suspense, satirical social commentary, and in-depth character portraits, Suzanne Berne's nuanced novel reveals the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia. The Dogs of Littlefield is "a compelling, poignant yet unsentimental novel that examines life, love, and loss" (Sunday Mirror, UK)"--|
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|isbn||9781476794242, 9781501124747, 9781511358163|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000476925|Book|Books|First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2016.|275 pages ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000484113|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,||1 audio media player (approximately 8 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.|
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, City and town life -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Dogs -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Satire, American, Women sociologists -- Fiction|
|title_display||The dogs of Littlefield : a novel|
|title_full||The dogs of Littlefield : a novel / Suzanne Berne, The dogs of Littlefield [sound recording] : A Novel / Suzanne Berne|
|title_short||The dogs of Littlefield :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, City and town life, Dogs, Satire, American, Women sociologists|