Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors : A Novel

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A searing portrait of suburbia, friendship, and family strained by a devotion to false appearances.

In an idyllic suburb, four young families quickly form a neighborhood clique, their friendships based on little more than the ages of their children and a shared sense of camaraderie. When one of the couples, Paige and Gene Edwards, adopt a four-year-old girl from Russia, the group's loyalty and morality is soon called into question. Are the Edwards unkind to their new daughter? Or is she a difficult child with hidden destructive tendencies?

As the seams of the group friendship slowly unravel, neighbor Nicole Westerhof finds herself drawn further into the life of the adopted girl, forcing Nicole to re-examine the deceptive nature of her own family ties, and her complicity in the events unfolding around her.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 164 x 237 x 26mm | 424g
  • Twelve
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 1455541915
  • 9781455541911
  • 3,041,243

Review quote

"[Serling] writes with verve and frequent insight... A spicy stew of suburban discontent."--Kirkus
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About Joanne Serling

J.D. Serling's short stories have appeared in New Ohio Review and North American Review. A former magazine editor, Serling studied fiction at The Writers Studio in New York City. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children and is at work on her second book.
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734 ratings
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3 40% (297)
2 17% (125)
1 6% (42)
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