Good Neighbors

In adulthood, the women her own age had seemed so alien, with their bad jobs
and insecurity. She'd stayed away from them, afraid low self-esteem was
contagious. But after her dad, she'd had nobody to call on Sundays and remote-
watch ...

Author: Sarah Langan

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781982171438

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“A modern-day Crucible….Beneath the surface of a suburban utopia, madness lurks.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish “Sarah Langan is a phenomenal talent with a wicked sense of wry humor. Good Neighbors knocked me out. Like Shirley Jackson, Langan’s work blends a bleak streak with an underlying sense of the humane that wrung my heart.” —Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger. Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who’s got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracized and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called “Robot Boy” by the kids on the block. Their next-door neighbor and Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder—a lonely community college professor repressing her own dark past—welcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon. As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea’s daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mom’s word against the other’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood. A riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia, Good Neighbors excavates the perils and betrayals of motherhood and friendships and the dangerous clash between social hierarchy, childhood trauma, and fear.

Killing Neighbors

a remote location in Kimanzi, telling residents that his captives were “RPF
accomplices.” He ordered the victims to carry rocks and then ordered local
residents to dig holes. He then ordered the victims into the holes. He told
residents to throw ...

Author: Lee Ann Fujii

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801458613

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In the horrific events of the mid-1990s in Rwanda, tens of thousands of Hutu killed their Tutsi friends, neighbors, even family members. That ghastly violence has overshadowed a fact almost as noteworthy: that hundreds of thousands of Hutu killed no one. In a transformative revisiting of the motives behind and specific contexts surrounding the Rwandan genocide, Lee Ann Fujii focuses on individual actions rather than sweeping categories. Fujii argues that ethnic hatred and fear do not satisfactorily explain the mobilization of Rwandans one against another. Fujii's extensive interviews in Rwandan prisons and two rural communities form the basis for her claim that mass participation in the genocide was not the result of ethnic antagonisms. Rather, the social context of action was critical. Strong group dynamics and established local ties shaped patterns of recruitment for and participation in the genocide. This web of social interactions bound people to power holders and killing groups. People joined and continued to participate in the genocide over time, Fujii shows, because killing in large groups conferred identity on those who acted destructively. The perpetrators of the genocide produced new groups centered on destroying prior bonds by killing kith and kin.

Japan s Relationship with Its Neighbors

They were tired , dirty and covered with desert dust — but they were clearly proud
of their mission to help develop water purification plants for local Iraqis . In a
remote part of the Pakistan near the Kyhber pass in September last year I visited
the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations


ISBN: PSU:000058929889

Category: Asia

Page: 62

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The White Oak and Its Neighbors

On the 30th of August , 1675 , the very day of the order of council , Captain
Samuel Mosely sent down from Marlborough to Boston , with a guard of soldiers ,
fifteen Indians , whom he had found unarmed , gathering their corn in a remote
place .

Author: Sarah Sprague Jacobs


ISBN: HARVARD:32044009662354

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 336

View: 568


Somebody s Neighbors

It was in the bitter days of November that Sally heard of her sister's death in a
remote village of Maine . Hepsy was her only living relative , and the stringent
separation of poverty had kept them apart since they were children . Occasionally
a ...

Author: Rose Terry Cooke

Publisher: Irvington Publishers

ISBN: UCAL:B4718754

Category: United States

Page: 421

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The Neighbors

She had constantly on her tongue , “ Advice to my Daughter , ' * and often
preached to us in the wordsOur household , — that is our republic ; Our politics ,
the toilette - etc . We lived on a remote estate in the country . Life in the country
may be ...

Author: Fredrika Bremer


ISBN: PRNC:32101051672606

Category: Swedish fiction


View: 738


Privacy Preserving Nearest Neighbor Search and Its Applications

by comparing the distances from this local point to all other remote centroids . By
securely counting the number of remote cluster centers that are further away ,
and securely comparing ( for equality ) this count to s -1 , we can test each remote

Author: Mark Shaneck


ISBN: MINN:31951P01008459I


Page: 372

View: 984


Proceedings of the ANS Seventh Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems April 27 to May 1 1997 Radisson Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center Augusta Georgia

Robotics and Remote Systems Division, Association for Robotics in Hazardous
Environments ... The winner is called the first neighbor, nodes connected directly
with the winner are called second neighbors, and other nodes connected with the

Author: American Nuclear Society. Savannah River Section

Publisher: Amer Nuclear Society

ISBN: PSU:000033979113

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1177

View: 864


With My Neighbors

... perhaps the best and dearest of all is one which has been developing itself
silently and slowly , amid the pressure of poverty and the limitations of a hard -
working life , in a remote neighborhood where life has of necessity been
strenuous .

Author: Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster


ISBN: WISC:89098851397

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 256

View: 889


Biennial Report

Our apples therefore had to be procured from our Missouri neighbors , who
seemed quite willing , yea , anxious , to grow them for Kansas ad infinitum , and
... We can now supply our own wants and those of our near and remote
neighbors .

Author: Kansas State Horticultural Society


ISBN: UOM:39015067049307

Category: Fruit-culture


View: 866


Thailand and Its Neighbors

Participants lived in a remote mountainous Karen community . They also had
opportunities to visit remote Hmong communities , farms , and schools .
Participants accompanied project officials on various work and site visits . An
innovative ...

Author: Gerald Walton Fry


ISBN: UOM:39015063137437

Category: Indochina

Page: 238

View: 692


Safavid Iran and Her Neighbors

2 Attention has also been paid to European initiatives toward Iran , a country that
, though remote , was potentially attractive for the West as a force that might close
the cordon sanitaire around the Ottoman Empire by attacking the Turks from the ...

Author: Michel M. Mazzaoui


ISBN: UOM:39015059970072

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 516


"The Safavid phenomenon : an introductory essay / Michel Mazzaoui -- Naqshbandis and Safavids : a contribution to the religious history of Iran and her neighbors / Hamid Algar -- The imagined embrace : gender, identity, and Iranian ethnicity in Jahangiri paintings / Juan R.I. Cole -- A Safavid poet in the heart of darkness : the Indian poems of Ashraf Mazandarani / Stephen Frederic Dale -- Muhammad Baqir Majlisi, family values, and the Safavids / Shireen Mahdavi -- Anti-Ottoman concerns and Caucasian interests : diplomatic relations between Iran and Russia, 1587-1639 / Rudi Matthee -- The Central Asian hajj-pilgrimage in the time of the early modern empires / R.D. McChesney -- A seventeenth-century Iranian Rabbi's polemical remarks on Jews, Christians, and Muslims / Vera B. Moreen -- The genesis of the Akhbārī revival / Devin Stewart"-- OhioLink Library Catalog.


details of his old life would seem like incidents depicted in a tapestry — things far
off and remote , irrelevant and outworn - and yet his solitary life on the island
would , in another way , seem to him to be equally unsubstantial . I suppose my
life ...

Author: Claude Houghton


ISBN: UOM:39015000550528


Page: 310

View: 773


Lynchburg and It s Neighbors

In 1829 his health began to fail ; he then retired to a farm he had bought , close to
the old Salem Turnpike , in the neighborhood of the uaker Meeting House , and
here he spent the remainder of his years alone except for his servants . In 1841 ...

Author: Rosa Faulkner Yancey


ISBN: UVA:X000279658

Category: Industries

Page: 471

View: 117


"Some Lynchburg families and genealogies": p. 241-447.

Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook

Missing neighbor remote - as The neighbor remote - as router configuration
command is used to command add entries to the BGP neighbor table . Step 1
Check local and remote routers and make sure the specified autonomous system

Author: H. Kim Lew

Publisher: Cisco Systems

ISBN: UOM:39015043048639

Category: Computers

Page: 714

View: 638


Separating routable and nonroutable protocols, an indispensable handbook concentrates on exact and possible network problems and provides effective solutions to assist professionals in saving both time and money. Original. (Intermediate).

Proceedings of the ANS Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems

The number of neighbors is reduced when the cell is adjacent to a coregular
surface or other limiting feature . Furthermore , 2 ( n - m ) of those c - cell
neighbors are mapped onto the same w - cell and , as such , represent self -
motion in the ...



ISBN: UOM:39015047930105

Category: Hot laboratories (Radioactive substances)


View: 185


Old Virginia and Her Neighbors

It is pleasant to trace the various connections , near and remote , whether in
blood - relationship or in community of interests and purposes , between the
different personages of a great era that has passed away ; for the more we come
to ...

Author: John Fiske

Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin & Company

ISBN: UCD:31175007116703

Category: Maryland

Page: 426

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