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Goldengrove

Francine Prose

RRP: £7.99

1 July 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848870369

RRP: £7.49

1 August 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848874312

One sultry summer’s day, teenage Nico and her vivacious older sister Margaret take a boat out on the lake by their family home. But when Margaret dives in, and doesn’t resurface, Nico realizes with horror that her sister is lost to the watery depths for ever.

While her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, Nico searches for solace and security in books, art, and – recklessly – in a fledgling relationship with Margaret’s boyfriend. Heartrending and intense, Goldengrove follows a girl on the cusp of adulthood during a summer when a death changes her life for ever.

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