Death of the Black-haired Girl

Death of the Black-haired Girl

Book - 2013
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Hoping to save his marriage by ending an illicit affair with an incandescent but difficult student, college professor Steven Brookman discovers that the young woman's passions are not easily curtailed and that their relationship has more complicated ramifications than either anticipated.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780618386239
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 22 cm


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ChristchurchLib Dec 16, 2013

"Maud Stack is a beautiful, intelligent, raven-haired college student who has provoked ire on campus with an article about anti-abortion protesters; she's also a heavy drinker involved in an affair with a married professor that is sure to end badly. When she's killed by a hit-and-run driver, it's not immediately clear how accidental her death really was. There are plenty of potential suspects (with the professor in the lead), and while the mystery of Maud's death is not the focal point of the novel, it adds tension to a story in which actions taken - by Maud, the professor, and others - lead to complicated and unsettling consequences." Fiction A to Z December 2013 newsletter

Oct 25, 2013

You know what? The summary is strange. I have no idea what your comment means, debwalkermplstaff. What the fudge does this mean?????

debwalker Oct 25, 2013

"Shelf Talker: Through the story of a professor-student affair at a small New England college, Stone continues his search for compassion and meaning in a world with too little of each."
Shelf Awareness Oct 25 2013


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