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Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

Hachette UK. 2020

'Clever, twisty, and altogether spine-chilling. . . . [A] deliciously terrifying story. . . .You'll want to read this one after dark, ideally with the wind whistling in the eaves and a window banging somewhere just out of reach. But keep the light switch handy. You just might need it' Ruth Ware, Book of the Month What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into a rambling Victorian estate...

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

Simon and Schuster. 2015

In Home Before Dark, Susan Cheever, daughter of the famously talented writer John Cheever, uses previously unpublished letters, journals, and her own precious memories to create a candid and insightful tribute to her father. While producing some of the most beloved and celebrated American literature of this century, John Cheever wrestled with personal demons that deeply affected his family life as well as his career. In this poignant memoir of a man driven by boundless genius and ambition,...

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

MIRA. 2018

In this reader-favorite tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs captures the heartache of long-held regrets as one young woman comes to terms with her past…and reveals devastating secrets. As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she’d never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt. Sixteen years later, having...

Ian Beck's Home Before Dark

Ian Beck's Home Before Dark

Hippo Bks. 1997

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

iUniverse. 2008

Home Before Dark is a loving look back at the Great Depression. Along with vanishing jobs, long lines at soup kitchens, loss of the family farm to foreclosure, there were neighborhood five-person baseball games, floating on home-made rafts, jump-rope. Rockland High School Class of 1942 graduated into World War II; two classmates had already died at sea. Women became WAACS, WAVES, SPARS, Rosie the Riveter, air raid wardens, defense plant workers and, more traditionally, keepers of the Home...