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Quiet dell : a novel
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Published:
New York : Scribner, 2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xi, 445 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Phillip
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Phillip
Description
From one of America's most accomplished and acclaimed fiction writers, a chilling, spectacularly riveting novel based on a real life multiple murder by a con man who preyed on widows--a story that has haunted Jayne Anne Phillips for more than four decades. From one of America's most accomplished and acclaimed fiction writers, a spectacularly riveting novel based on a real-life multiple murder by a con man who preyed on widows-- a story that has haunted Jayne Anne Phillips for more than four decades In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, mother of three, is lonely and despairing, pressed for money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, who promises to cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her and her children. Weeks later, all four Eichers are dead. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women journalists in the Chicago press, becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened to this beautiful family, particularly to the youngest child, Annabel, an enchanting girl with a precocious imagination and sense of magic. Bold and intrepid, Emily allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. Emily goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case. Driven by secrets of their own, the heroic characters in this magnificent tale will stop at nothing to ensure that Powers is convicted. Mesmerizing and deeply moving, Quiet Dell is a tragedy, a love story, and a tour de force of obsession and imagination from one of America's most celebrated writers.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781439172537, 1439172536

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In 1931, Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Obsessed with finding out what happened to this beautiful family, Emily allies herself with the man funding the investigation.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Phillips, J. A. (2013). Quiet dell: a novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-. 2013. Quiet Dell: A Novel. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-, Quiet Dell: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Phillips, Jayne Anne. Quiet Dell: A Novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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