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Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: best-books-of-2014, books-read-in-2014, historical-novels

Since I've been on a Shirley Jackson kick lately, I decided to read this novel that features Jackson as a character. Rosie is a young wife to grad student Fred. Fred gets a teaching gig at a college, then stay at Jackson's house with her husband, Stanley Hyman. Estranged from her family, Rosie becomes close to Shirley, especially when Rosie has her own child. However, there are secrets lingering in the house, ones that Rosie wants to find out about, but Shirley won't let her. A wonderful thriller that even if you're not familiar with Jackson's work people should read.
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Reading Progress

June 30, 2014 – Started Reading
June 30, 2014 – Shelved
June 30, 2014 –
page 90
33.33%
July 1, 2014 – Shelved as: best-books-of-2014
July 1, 2014 – Shelved as: books-read-in-2014
July 1, 2014 – Finished Reading
March 12, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-novels

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