The Reserve

The Reserve

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July, 1936. Vanessa Cole, notorious for her scandalous affairs with the rich and famous, has returned to her parents' home after the collapse of her second marriage. Rumours are rife as the family gathers to celebrate the 4th of July at the Adirondack Camp deep in their privately-owned wilderness, The Reserve, only to be interrupted by Jordan Groves, who brazenly lands his bi-plane on the pristine Second Lake. Groves is easy prey for Vanessa's blend of electrifying charm and destructiveness. But in order to protect his two young sons and his marriage, he must try to keep his distance. Especially when it becomes clear that Vanessa carries a deeply scarring family secret.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 224g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747596530
  • 9780747596530
  • 670,671

About Russell Banks

Russell Banks is the critically acclaimed author of The Darling, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter (the film by Atom Egoyan won the Grand Prix and International Critics Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival), Rule of the Bone and Continental Drift, amongst others. A winner of numerous fellowships and prizes, he writes regularly for Vanity Fair, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Harper's. Russell Banks currently lives in upstate New York.
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'A tremendous, page-turning read ... all bathed in the swoony atmosphere of a 1930s movie' Observer 'This is a vividly imagined book. It has the romantic atmosphere of those great 1930s tales in film and prose, and it speeds the reader along from its first pages ... The Reserve is a pleasure well worth savouring' Scott Turow 'Russell Banks puts it all together in The Reserve, a cool noir thriller in which nothing happens as you imagine it will. This is new and wonderful turf for this masterful storyteller' William Kennedy (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ironweed and Roscoe) 'The landscape seems possessed of an unbelievable natural beauty - and so do Banks' characters ... a thriller-style climax' Daily Mail
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1,939 ratings
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4 23% (442)
3 43% (834)
2 21% (411)
1 7% (138)
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