Looking for Peyton Place

Looking for Peyton Place

Book - 2005
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For Annie Barnes, going home to Middle River means dealing with truths long hidden. But it is a journey she knows she must take if she is to put to rest, once and for all, her misgivings about her mother's recent death. To an outsider, Middle River is a picture-perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets--just like her idol, Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see. Grace's bold rebellion against 1950s conformity inspired Annie to get out of Middle River and make a life for herself.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Book Company, 2005.
ISBN: 9780743246446
0743246446
Call Number: DELINSKY
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
New Hampshire -- Fiction.
Homecoming -- Fiction.
Pollution -- Fiction.
Paper mills -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Women novelists -- Fiction.

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Liselara
Jul 07, 2015

This is a really terrific read. The main character identifies with the life, times and writings of Grace Metalious (author or Peyton Place) and she spins a great tale by linking the two women. It was this book that led me to other Delinsky novels.

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knl9
Jul 11, 2010

It took me more than half the book to get into this one, but then it got really good. I suppose if you were familiar with Grace Metalious and "Peyton Place", it would much more compelling. I prefer some of the author's other books.

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