A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
Gently pre-owned hardcover in like-new condition. Book of the Month Subscription pick March 2000 edition.
Jacket Price for New Copies: $27.99
Average Goodreads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.83)
Oak Knoll is an established, close-knit community in North Carolina that is home to scholars, business owners, and other upper class members. It’s also the home of widow Valerie Alston-Holt, a professor of forestry and ecology, who is a single mom raising her talented biracial son, Xavier.
Xavier has his entire life ahead of him, with a clear path and a bright future. Until Brad Whitman and his family move into the neighborhood, including their troubled teenage daughter, who quickly sparks a romantic relationship with Xavier.
These two families have nothing in common, and quickly find themselves at odds. A Good Neighborhood asks the tough questions about life in America and what it’s like to grow up looking different than the person next door. As it explores difficult conversations about class, race, and love – it proves to be as heartbreaking as it is beautiful.