Reviews and Blog Posts: inheritance

Twelve rooms with a view : a novel

by Theresa Rebeck

DPL Rating:
5

The contested inheritance of a multimillion dollar piece of historic New York real estate pits siblings and strangers against one another in a hilarious battle of the "will". In straightforward, unstinting language, we meet an unapologetically flawed protagonist and a bevy of other characters. As is the case in real life, in...

Her fearful symmetry : a novel

by Audrey Niffenegger

DPL Rating:
5

American twins inherit a somber London flat, bordering the famous Highgate Cemetery and develop interesting friendships with local residents, both living and dead. So wonderfully atmospheric, I hated to have it end.

The lost

by Jonathan Aycliffe

DPL Rating:
5

Tired of wasting your time on formulaic, poorly-written and unnecessarily erotic vampire novels? Let The Lost restore your faith in the gothic horror genre. Short journal entries, transcripts, news clippings and correspondence relate the tale of a contemporary Englishman's journey to reclaim his birthright in post-Ceauşescu Romania. Michael Feraru navigates...

The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home

by George Howe Colt

DPL Rating:
5

A sprawling, weathered summer estate on Cape Cod takes center stage in this beautifully written, bittersweet memoir. Part biography, part social history, The Big House relives the glory days of privileged Boston Brahmins and boyhood summers spent by the sea. A great read for the landlocked.

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