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Susan Lindley is adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, she decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals. Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans-- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women-- joins her in residence. As Susan defends her inheritance from freeloading relatives and explores the mansion's many mysterious spaces, she emerges from the sudden dissolution of her family.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2013
ISBN: 9780393081701
Branch Call Number: MILLET
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 20, 2013

A disappointment after earlier reading "Ghost Lights." The story goes nowhere in this novel.

LaughingOne Feb 23, 2013

Millet's writing style just doesn't work for me. I kept trying to read the book, made it through 80 pages and still couldn't get into it. Some of the story line is interesting but that isn't enough to keep forcing myself to read on.

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