Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
A Novel

by Sarah Langan

  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release : 2021-02-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 198214436X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named by Goodreads as One of the Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021 “A modern-day Crucible….Beneath the surface of a suburban utopia, madness lurks.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish “Good Neighbors is a wickedly funny, unnerving puzzle box of a novel. Sarah Langan has a delightfully twisted sensibility.” —Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger. Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. But menace skulks beneath the surface of this exclusive enclave, making its residents prone to outrage. When the Wilde family moves in, they trigger their neighbors’ worst fears. Dad Arlo’s a gruff has-been rock star with track marks. Mom Gertie’s got a thick Brooklyn accent, with high heels and tube tops to match. Their weird kids cuss like sailors. They don’t fit with the way Maple Street sees itself. Though Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder—a lonely college professor repressing a dark past—welcomed Gertie and her family at first, relations went south during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, when the new best friends shared too much, too soon. By the time the story opens, the Wildes are outcasts. As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea’s daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes. Suddenly, it is one mom’s word against the other’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood. A riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia, Good Neighbors excavates the perils and betrayals of motherhood and friendships and the dangerous clash between social hierarchy, childhood trauma, and fear.

A Good Neighborhood

A Good Neighborhood
A Novel

by Therese Anne Fowler

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1250237289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of NPR's Best Books of 2020 "A provocative, absorbing read." — People “A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers. A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
Gentrifying Diversity in Boston's South End

by Sylvie Tissot

  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1781689490
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does gentrification destroy diversity? Or does it thrive on it? Boston’s South End, a legendary working-class neighborhood with the largest Victorian brick row house district in the United States and a celebrated reputation for diversity, has become in recent years a flashpoint for the problems of gentrification. It has born witness to the kind of rapid transformation leading to pitched battles over the class and race politics throughout the country and indeed the contemporary world. This subtle study of a storied urban neighborhood reveals the way that upper-middle-class newcomers have positioned themselves as champions of diversity, and how their mobilization around this key concept has reordered class divisions rather than abolished them. From the Hardcover edition.

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
A Novel

by Sarah Langan

  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release : 2021-02-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 198217143X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A modern-day Crucible….Beneath the surface of a suburban utopia, madness lurks.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish “Sarah Langan is a phenomenal talent with a wicked sense of wry humor. Good Neighbors knocked me out. Like Shirley Jackson, Langan’s work blends a bleak streak with an underlying sense of the humane that wrung my heart.” —Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger. Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who’s got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracized and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called “Robot Boy” by the kids on the block. Their next-door neighbor and Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder—a lonely community college professor repressing her own dark past—welcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon. As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea’s daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mom’s word against the other’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood. A riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia, Good Neighbors excavates the perils and betrayals of motherhood and friendships and the dangerous clash between social hierarchy, childhood trauma, and fear.

Kin

Kin
A Book

by Holly Black,Ted Naifeh

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 0439855624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When her mother goes missing and her father is blamed for her disappearance, Rue Silver delves into her family's secret past and learns something incredible that changes her entire understanding of the world in which she lives. 30,000 first printing.

America's Good Neighbors

America's Good Neighbors
A Radio Broadcast

by United States. Department of State

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Good Neighbors Get Together

When Good Neighbors Get Together
A Book

by Orland Kay Armstrong

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 3
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
A Novel

by Joanne Serling

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1455541893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Is the Good Neighbor Policy a Success?

Is the Good Neighbor Policy a Success?
A Book

by American Historical Association. Historical Service Board

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Poetry of the Americas

The Poetry of the Americas
From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

by Harris Feinsod

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0190682000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The Poetry of the Americas' provides an expansive history of relations between poets in the US and Latin America over three decades, from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of World War II to 1960s Cold War cultural policy

Making Good Neighbors

Making Good Neighbors
Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

by Abigail Perkiss

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2014-03-20
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0801470846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought to keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy became one of the first neighborhoods in the nation where residents came together around a community-wide mission toward intentional integration. As West Mount Airy experienced transition, homeowners fought economic and legal policies that encouraged white flight and threatened the quality of local schools, seeking to find an alternative to racial separation without knowing what they would create in its place. In Making Good Neighbors, Abigail Perkiss tells the remarkable story of West Mount Airy, drawing on archival research and her oral history interviews with residents to trace their efforts, which began in the years following World War II and continued through the turn of the twenty-first century. The organizing principles of neighborhood groups like the West Mount Airy Neighbors Association (WMAN) were fundamentally liberal and emphasized democracy, equality, and justice; the social, cultural, and economic values of these groups were also decidedly grounded in middle-class ideals and white-collar professionalism. As Perkiss shows, this liberal, middle-class framework would ultimately become contested by more militant black activists and from within WMAN itself, as community leaders worked to adapt and respond to the changing racial landscape of the 1960s and 1970s. The West Mount Airy case stands apart from other experiments in integration because of the intentional, organized, and long-term commitment on the part of WMAN to biracial integration and, in time, multiracial and multiethnic diversity. The efforts of residents in the 1950s and 1960s helped to define the neighborhood as it exists today.

The Good Neighbors

The Good Neighbors
A Book

by Kiersten Modglin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-06-19
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781074858131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Good neighbors invite you over for dinner, bring you baked goods to welcome you to the neighborhood, and wave hello at the mailbox. Good neighbors do not destroy your life. When Bryant and Harper Page move to Lancaster Mills, their first encounter with their new neighbors-Jason and Tori Fuller: beautiful, strange, and terrifying-is anything but a warm welcome. Despite their hesitations, the Pages are intrigued by the people they now share a street with. As their curiosity gets the best of them, they discover that there's much more to the Fullers than meets the eye. Their new neighbors have secrets, that much is obvious, but just how dangerous could they be? With two haunting shadows lingering over their house and lives, the Pages' relationship is tested in every way. What exactly makes a good neighbor? And what makes a good neighbor bad?

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

by Nancy L. Rosenblum

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-05-22
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0691180768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Love thy neighbor" is an impossible exhortation. Good neighbors greet us on the street and do small favors, but neighbors also startle us with sounds at night and unleash their demons on us, they monitor and reproach us, and betray us to authorities. The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of conduct, and means of enforcement that guide us in other settings. In Good Neighbors, Nancy Rosenblum explores how encounters among neighbors create a democracy of everyday life, which has been with us since the beginning of American history and is expressed in settler, immigrant, and suburban narratives and in novels, poetry, and popular culture. During disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, the democracy of everyday life is a resource for neighbors who improvise rescue and care. Degraded, this framework can give way to betrayal by neighbors, as faced by the Japanese Americans interned during World War II, or to terrible violence such as the lynching of African Americans. Under extreme conditions the barest act of neighborliness is a bulwark against total ethical breakdown. The elements of the democracy of everyday life—reciprocity, speaking out, and "live and let live"—comprise a democratic ideal not reducible to public principles of justice or civic virtue, but it is no less important. The democracy of everyday life, Rosenblum argues, is the deep substrate of democracy in America and can be its saving remnant.

Acts of Violence

Acts of Violence
A Book

by Ryan David Jahn

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2010-07-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 033053324X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Katrina Marino is about to become America’s most infamous murder victim. This is Katrina’s story, and the story of her killer. It is also the story of Katrina’s neighbours, those who witnessed her murder and did nothing: the terrified Vietnam draftee; the woman who thinks she’s killed a child, and her husband who will risk everything for the truth; the former soldier planning suicide and the man who saves him. And others whose lives are touched by the crime: the elderly teacher whose past is catching up with him; the amateur blackmailer who’s about to find out just what sort of people he’s been threatening; the corrupt cop who believes he is God’s ‘red right hand’. Shocking and compassionate, angry and gripping, ACTS OF VIOLENCE is a sprawling, cinematic tour-de-force, a terrifying crime novel unlike any other.

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

by Maxwell King

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1683353498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
Popular Internatialists and United States' Relations with Mexico and the Caribbean Region (1918-1929)

by Anne Regis Winkler-Morey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Good Neighbors, Bad Times

Good Neighbors, Bad Times
Echoes of My Father's German Village

by Mimi Schwartz

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9780803226401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on her father's stories about his boyhood in Germany, the author looks at the history of life in one small German village before, during and after the Nazis and at the integral relationships among Jewish and Christian neighbors, including the rescue of the town's Torah by Christians on Kristallnacht. Reprint.

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors
Communicating with the Mexicans

by John C. Condon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How Mexicans and Americans perceive themselves and each other and how their behavior often leads to cross-cultural misunderstanding.

Nazis and Good Neighbors

Nazis and Good Neighbors
The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II

by Max Paul Friedman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-08-04
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9780521822466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Good Neighbors

The Good Neighbors
America, Panama, and the 1977 Canal Treaties

by G. Harvey Summ,Tom Kelly

  • Publisher : Ohio Univ Ctr for International Studies
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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