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The House at Riverton

A Novel

by Kate Morton

The House at Riverton
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2008, 480 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2009, 480 pages

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A meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history

If ever there was a story that confirms Bob Dylan's notion that, "the times, they are a-changin'," it is The House at Riverton. Just the life of protagonist Grace Reeves alone stands as powerful testament to that reality. Born at the dawn of the 20th Century and destined to become a servant to the same British noble family that her mother served, Grace lived through two world wars, outlived all of the family members she waited on, became a single mom, and graduated from college to become a noted archeologist. Perhaps Morton's greatest skill as a first-time novelist is creating an intensely rich character that could adapt to the wild swings ...

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