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Sarah Langan Wants to Join Your Book Club

Award-winning author Sarah Langan wants to join your book club! For one meeting at least...

Everyone who purchases a copy of Good Neighbors* -- a read so layered and dishy and all-around perfect for a book club discussion -- will be entered to win a Zoom or Skype visit to your book club from the author herself! Our editions include signed book plates and are offered for a limited time at a 20% bestseller discount! Order your copy here

All orders for Good Neighbors from now until Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24 will be entered to win. 

About the book:

“A modern-day Crucible….Beneath the surface of a suburban utopia, madness lurks.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

“A sinkhole opens on Maple Street, and gossip turns the suburban utopia toxic. A taut teachable moment about neighbors turning on neighbors.” —People

“One of the creepiest, most unnerving deconstructions of American suburbia I've ever read. Langan cuts to the heart of upper middle class lives like a skilled surgeon.” —NPR

​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.

But menace skulks beneath the surface of this exclusive enclave, making its residents prone to outrage. When the Wilde family moves in, they trigger their neighbors’ worst fears. Dad Arlo’s a gruff has-been rock star with track marks. Mom Gertie’s got a thick Brooklyn accent, with high heels and tube tops to match. Their weird kids cuss like sailors. They don’t fit with the way Maple Street sees itself.

Though Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder—a lonely college professor repressing a dark past—welcomed Gertie and her family at first, relations went south during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, when the new best friends shared too much, too soon. By the time the story opens, the Wildes are outcasts.

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. 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.

*Must be 18 or older to enter. Purchase not required to enter. You may also send an email with your name, phone number, and brief message to events@novelmemphis.com

Good Neighbors: A Novel Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781982144364
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - February 2nd, 2021