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
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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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.

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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