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Unlikely animals Book
Book | First edition. | Ballantine Books, New York : [2022]

  • 1 of 4 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 2 current holds with 4 total copies.
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"A lost young woman returns to small-town New Hampshire under the strangest of circumstances in this one-of-a-kind novel of life, death, and whatever comes after from the acclaimed author of Rabbit Cake. The Starlings live in Everton, an ordinary enough New Hampshire town. It's notable only for Corbin Park, an enormous hunting park, and for Maple Street Cemetery--home to many former residents of Everton. There's also the town legend that Emma Starling was born with healing hands. But Emma has never found the right use for her healing abilities, and they've been on the fritz ever since her childhood best friend, Crystal, fell prey to addiction and disappeared. No one went looking for her; the police don't spend much time looking for drug addicts. Now Emma has come back to Everton to see her dying father, the only person who has kept up the search for Crystal. Ever since his recent diagnosis with a rare brain disease, Clive Sterling has been seeing ghosts, including Ernest Harold Baynes, the long-dead naturalist who worked in Corbin Park, and who seems to have some unfinished business in Everton. The residents of Maple Street have their own agenda, too--they'd like to see Emma live up to her potential as a miracle worker and cure her father. Emma's not exactly up for the challenge, though. Recently expelled from medical school, she takes a job as a substitute fifth-grade teacher to get back on her feet and stay close to home. As her father's condition worsens, it's all Emma can do to stay afloat. She isn't trying to be a hero--just a passable guardian to her father and her fifth-graders--but somehow she still sets in motion just the kind of miracle the town needs. Set against the backdrop of a small town in the throes of a very real opioid crisis, Unlikely Animals is a novel about familial expectations, imperfect friendships, and the possibility of resurrecting that which had been thought irrevocably lost"--

  • ISBN: 9780593160220
  • Physical Description: 349 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]
  • Copyright: ℗♭2022.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Prologue: The cats -- Part I: The dog -- Part II: The rabbits -- Part III: The deer -- Part IV: The fox -- Part V: The rooster (and the frog) -- Part VI: The bears -- Part VII: The rats.

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