It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past. Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.
Today’s selection is a hardcover book that I bought to help “fatten” my shelves…and also because I love the sound of it. I’ve also enjoyed the author. I bought the book in March 2020, and hope to read it soon! And I see from scrolling through my posts that I already featured this book earlier! LOL
A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler
Description: in Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans―a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter―raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.
With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.
A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
I am now even more determined to read this one! So glad I found it again. What have you rediscovered?