Therese Anne Fowler - 'A Good Neighborhood'
From Raleigh local and New York Times bestselling author of Z and A Well-Behaved Woman comes a gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic NC neighborhood.
With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over a historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, over the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.
Told in multiple points of view, 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 star-crossed love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.
“Therese Anne Fowler has taken the ingredients of racism, justice, and conservative religion and has concocted a feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting.