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The Monsters of Templeton (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List


“Groff's engrossing first novel is wonderfully difficult to classify. Willie Upton returns to her ancestral home in Templeton (actually Cooperstown, NY) to recover from a personal crisis. She then decides to seek the identity of her father. This mystery unfolds through the tales of long-dead relatives and others from Willie's past, which is also Cooperstown's past. And then there's that dead sea-monster that's brought out of the lake....”
— Carol Dunn, Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner, WI

Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List


“Disgraced grad student Wilhelmina Cooper returns to her upstate New York hometown to lick her wounds. Her mother gives her new purpose: a research project to track down the father she's never known -- or maybe has. Voices from the town's past slowly reveal their stories, and we see Templeton has had more monsters than just the one in the town lake.”
— Rosemary Pugliese, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

Description


Wilhelmina Cooper is told that the key to her biological father's identity lies somewhere in her family's history. She buries herself in the research of her twisted family tree and finds that a chorus of voices from the town's past -- some sinister, all fascinating -- rises up around her to tell their side of the story.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410407139
ISBN-10: 1410407136
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: June 2008
Pages: 643
Language: English
Series: Basic