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Loss of innocence

by Patterson, Richard North,

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes a sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968.

America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane-spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha's Vineyard-life could not be safer nor the future more certain.

Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngest daughter of the all-American Dane family, Whitney has everything she has ever wanted and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane, wants her to be.

But the Vineyard's still waters are disturbed by the appearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged yet fiercely ambitious and charismatic figure, he is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her family could have prepared for.

As Ben's presence begins to awaken independence within Whitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head. And soon Whitney's set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory and her picture-perfect family far from pretty.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The prequel to Fall from Grace (2012) is a departure for Patterson. Unlike his previous novels, which usually fall into the thriller category, this latest is a bildungsroman set in the summer and fall of a pivotal year in American history, 1968. Patterson introduces us to a youthful Ben Blaine, whose death was the jumping-off point for Fall from Grace, through the eyes of bookish Whitney Dan, a budding writer from a blue-blooded family. Twenty-one-year-old Whitney's life is already mapped out for her. She's engaged to Peter, an ambitious young man who adores her and has won her exacting parents' approval. When Whitney meets Ben on the beach while summering on Martha's Vineyard (Patterson's home turf), she is immediately intrigued by him. Neither class differences nor her family's disapproval deter their burgeoning friendship, but Whitney keeps her attraction to him at bay until a series of startling betrayals forces her to question the path laid out for her. The second in a planned trilogy, Patterson's latest offers up an appealing family drama set against the backdrop of a radically tumultuous and influential time.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Twenty-two-year-old Whitney Dane is spending the summer of 1968 at her family's mansion on Martha's Vineyard, planning her upcoming marriage to Peter Brooks. But everything changes when she meets embittered but charismatic Ben Blaine, who is facing the draft and a tour in Vietnam. Their mutual attraction eventually blossoms, but with very unexpected consequences. Julia Whelan reads with a low and intimate voice, and provides appropriate voices for Patterson's characters. Outlier Ben speaks with a seductive take-charge boldness. Whitney's mother is a mixture of hauteur and self-delusion, while her father's apparent fairness is undercut by his coldly unemotional demands. Because the story is book-ended by a 65-year-old Whitney recalling that unforgettable summer, Whelan gives us a double dose of the protagonist-as an insulated, confused young woman determined to forge her own future and as an elderly, successful novelist who speaks with a subtly deeper voice that possesses the confidence and satisfaction to indicate she has achieved her goals. A Quercus hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [North Kingstown, RI] :AudioGO,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Whelan, Julia, 1984- narrator.
AudioGO (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Julia Whelan.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781624601590
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