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For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life — until the unthinkable happens.
Philip Roth’s award winning first book is the story of Neil Klugman, of Newark, NJ, and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin of Suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love.
Minnesota, 1961 — a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. Thirteen-year-old Frank Drum begins the summer preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy strikes his family he finds himself thrust into an adult world of secrets, lies, adultery and betrayal. Told from his perspective forty years later, Ordinary Grace is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him.