A Novel

Book - 2008
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Thirteen-year-old Nico deals with her sister's death and a dangerous relationship with her sister's boyfriend.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2008
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780066214115
Branch Call Number: FIC Prose 3564
Characteristics: 275 p


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Aug 27, 2013

Well , I truly like Francine Prose as a novelist - however , I didn't like this particular novel - that much .Her character development of teens and young adults remains unsurpassed , however

Aug 17, 2010

I loved this book. It was really interesting.The beginning of the book was really sad because Nico's sister died, however I liked the end, and the way Nico knew how to take care of herself throughout the story.


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Jul 15, 2010

From the inside front cover flap:

At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend.

Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life.

[italics] Goldengrove[/italics] takes its place among the great novels of adolescence, beside Henry James's [italics] The Awkward Age [/italics] and L. P. Hartley's [italics] The Go-Between[/italics] .

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