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Guest Book, The

Guest Book, The

[9781250220875]
UNABRIDGED CD Macmillan Audio
Blake, Sarah (Author)
Cassidy, Orlagh (Read by)
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Publisher Description

An audiobook about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph.

The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world."

And when the audiobook begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies.

In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine.

An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life.

An ambitious story that weaves the American past with its present, The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations.



Publisher Annotation

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Postmistress" comes a story that is "The Hours" meets "The Forsyte Saga, " about a love affair between the daughter of a great American family and an upstart trying to break into polite society.

Product Details

Format: Unabridged
Binding: Compact Disc
Playtime: 990 (in Minutes)
Media Count: 13
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Language: ENG -

Categories

Genre: Fiction
Catagory \ Spine Label: Literary
Subjects: Literary | Family Life - General | Military - World War II
Audience Age: NA - NA
Audience Grade: NA - NA
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