The Lake of Dead Languages (Paperback)

Author: Goodman, Carol

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A lake's shattering truth slowly floats to the surface in this national bestseller now in paperback--a stunning, captivating first novel of youthful innocence drowned by dark sins. A Top Ten Book Sense selection in hardcover.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345450890
SKU 31026428
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345450892
Release Date 1/1/2003
"...Carol Goodman gamely takes on the challenge of combining...two forms, hanging literary flesh on the skeleton of a thriller. Unfortunately, her ambition does her more credit than its results. The novel's twisting, drama-studded plot forces her characters into actions that rarely seem psychologically credible, yet her artfully laid symbols and foreshadowing spoil all the surprises long before the plot has time to spring them. It's too bad, because the two books yoked together here might have been powerful if they weren't at each other's throats."
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Annotation Long ago, when Jane Hudson was a student at Heart Lake School for Girls, both of her roommates committed suicide, and only Jane knew the mysterious reasons behind their acts. Now, divorced and the mother of a young daughter, Jane returns as a Latin teacher, and when her old diary turns up, traumatic events from the past threaten to overwhelm the serenity of the present.
Editors Note “A GOTHIC AND ELEGANT PAGE-TURNER.”–The Boston GlobeTwenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .
Editors Note 2 Returning to the Heart Lake School for Girls as a Latin teacher to start a new life with her daughter, Jane is haunted by past tragedy and terrifying memories when she begins receiving menacing messages.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0432
Publisher Ballantine Books

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