HCPL Book of the Month – March: Stony River by Tricia Dower
It is the 1950s in the sleepy town of Stony River, New Jersey. Three teenaged girls – Linda, Tereza and Miranda – have had very different upbringings, but what they hold in common are their less than ideal family situations, largely hidden from outsider view. A seemingly idyllic world apart, where traditional families with Christian values were believed to be the norm, these girls are privy to (and connected by) the darker side of life in Stony River. Stony River by Tricia Dower is an ominous portrait of mid-century suburbia, suggested for those who enjoyed The Way The Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald, or even Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. You can reserve this novel at your branch of the Haliburton County Public Library.
* originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo on March 5th and The Minden Times on March 6th