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The Resource Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Label
Bittersweet
Title
Bittersweet
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suspenseful and cinematic, Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider's hunger to belong.On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she's ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs.But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact—and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family's dark secrets and make Ev's world her own
Summary
As unlikely a pair of roommates as you’re ever likely to meet: plain, working class Mabel Dagmar and beautiful, privileged Genevra Winslow. Mabel spends the summer in the Winslows’ idyllic lakefront property in Vermont, dreaming of being one of them–only to discover that being a Winslow is not all sunshine, yachts, and ease. Being a Winslow means keeping very disturbing family secrets. -- Nancy Russell for LibraryReads
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Tone
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Bittersweet
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7d0c26bb-5287-4361-bbd8-e103c8851f40
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780804138574
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bittersweet
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7d0c26bb-5287-4361-bbd8-e103c8851f40
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804138574
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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