The Arsonist

The Arsonist

Book - 2014
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A series of summer house fires exposes deep social faults in the hometown of Frankie Rowley, who makes unsettling discoveries about her aging parents while engaging in an affair with a local journalist.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780307741790
0307741796
9780307594792
0307594793
Branch Call Number: Fiction Mil
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 25 cm

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red_cobra_341
Sep 25, 2015

Overall slow.

This started out on a good note, but then all the interesting characters like Sylvia were pushed aside for Frankie and Bud's romance, which was very ill-done.

athompson10 May 04, 2015

Very slow.

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molmil8
Dec 11, 2014

Keeps you interest but can be tedious. Love scenes made me gag.

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GummiGirl
Nov 20, 2014

A satisfying book in typical Sue Miller style, with a troubled family in picturesque New England and some illegal goings-on. For me, the somewhat untidy resolution felt true to the characters and to real life.

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bweed2
Aug 20, 2014

The ending was rushed. The book was so so.

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llccghw
Aug 15, 2014

The Arsonist by Sue Miller, I had such great expectaions for was a disappointment from Fall on Your Knee's, which I really enjoyed.

It seemed just to be going no where interesting most of the time, and although I finished it, I wondered as I closed the book at the end, how I ever stuck with it.

Not her best!!

wordbaker Jul 24, 2014

the ending was a big let-down. I know that life is messy. but a little more resolution would be nice. the relation between Frankie & Sylvia was great.

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Clara_Hoover
Jul 23, 2014

I was really caught up for the first two-thirds, then let down. The author left too many things unresolved. Keeps you wondering after the book is finished.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "I'm generally a big Sue Miller fan but this book was a bit of a slog. It has a great premise but the characters left me a bit cold."

dossiere Jul 16, 2014

this book was awesome from beginning to end.i read it in just a few days.i loved the relationship btween Bud and Frankie.

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