New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler is back with A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely and timeless forbidden love story that asks big questions about life in America today.
In an idyllic, seemingly good North Carolina neighborhood, one summer changes the lives of two families forever. Juniper and Xavier find unlikely safety and friendship in one another. But, coming from two racially different families, not everyone is on board with the relationship they begin to form. A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD is a coming-of-age story surrounding race, class, and the American dream.
“In a departure from her best-selling historical fiction (A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN), Fowler writes a searing story of a neighborhood in present-day America, shining a spotlight on the effects of class and race as two families collide in a small, gentrifying community…Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story. Great for book clubs and fans of Tayari Jones and Jodi Picoult.”–Library Journal, starred review
“A riveting, potentially redemptive story of modern American suburbia that reads almost like an ancient Greek tragedy…Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
And don’t miss Therese Anne Fowler’s first two novels.
“Portrait of the Gilded Age socialite and suffragist who famously followed her own advice: ‘First marry for money, then marry for love.’ Watching Fowler’s heroine vanquish the gatekeepers and minions who stand in her way is nothing short of mesmerizing.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Fowler’s Zelda is all we would expect and more…Ultimately, both of these tragic, pathetic and grand characters are torn apart by their inability to love or leave each other. Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review