The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

The drowning house: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A gripping suspense story about a woman who returns to Galveston, Texas after a personal tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular world she's struggled to leave. Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming apart, unraveling under the strain of a family tragedy. When she receives an invitation to direct an exhibition in her hometown of Galveston, Texas, she jumps at the chance to escape her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't seen for ten years. There Clare will have the time and space to search for answers about her troubled past and her family's complicated relationship with the wealthy and influential Carraday family. Soon she finds herself drawn into a century-old mystery involving Stella Carraday. Local legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's house during the Great Hurricane of 1900, hanged by her long hair from the drawing room chandelier. Could Stella have been saved? What is the true nature of Clare's family's involvement? The questions grow like the wildflower vines that climb up the walls and fences of the island. And the closer Clare gets to the answers, the darker and more disturbing the truth becomes. Steeped in the rich local history of Galveston, The Drowning House portrays two families, inextricably linked by tragedy and time. " The Drowning House marks the emergence of an impressive new literary voice. Elizabeth Black's suspenseful inquiry into dark family secrets is enriched by a remarkable succession of images, often minutely observed, that bring characters, setting, and story sharply into focus." --John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385535861
9781611736984
9780385535878
9780385360227
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 11b6c27e-9a9e-8463-c20e-9b5a1da7bec8
Grouping Title drowning house
Grouping Author black elizabeth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-14 23:00:10PM
Last Indexed 2019-12-14 23:54:39PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Elizabeth Black
author_display Black, Elizabeth
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Goodlettsville
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print
Goodlettsville - Adult Large Print
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
display_description Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Clare Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900.
format_catalog Book
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 11b6c27e-9a9e-8463-c20e-9b5a1da7bec8
isbn 9780385360227
9780385535861
9780385535878
9781611736984
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000399958 35192043415813 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Black 1 false false On Shelf GH
overdrive:ebbcdaf0-27f0-40ee-bb4b-db6b348048a5 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 2 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000409366 35192044142713 Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print Fiction Black Large Type 1 false false On Shelf EP
ils:CARL0000409366 35192044142705 Goodlettsville - Adult Large Print Fiction Black Large Type 1 false false On Shelf GO
overdrive:02e44395-7146-4842-bfe0-59b42356696e -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Checked Out
itype_catalog
Book
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2019-12-15T05:54:39.963Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Black
Fiction Black Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Goodlettsville
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9780385535861
publishDate 2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000399958 Book Books 1st ed. English Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2013. 268 p. : map ; 24 cm.
overdrive:ebbcdaf0-27f0-40ee-bb4b-db6b348048a5 eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2013
ils:CARL0000409366 Large Print Books Center Point Large Print edition. English Center Point Large Print, 2013. 400 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
overdrive:02e44395-7146-4842-bfe0-59b42356696e eBook eBook English Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000399958 35192043415813 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:ebbcdaf0-27f0-40ee-bb4b-db6b348048a5 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000409366 35192044142713 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000409366 35192044142705 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:02e44395-7146-4842-bfe0-59b42356696e -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Family secrets -- Fiction
Galveston (Tex.) -- Fiction
Hurricanes -- Fiction
Large type books
Women photographers -- Fiction
title_display The drowning house : a novel
title_full The Drowning House A Novel
The drowning house : a novel / Elizabeth Black
The drowning house [text (large print)] / Elizabeth Black
title_short The drowning house :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Family secrets
Fiction
Hurricanes
Large type books
Literature
Women photographers