Burnt Mountain

Burnt Mountain

A Novel

Book - 2011
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From one of our most acclaimed writers comes this dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother and by the man she loves

Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak.

Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmother's house in Atlanta, only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets-about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780446527897
0446527890
Branch Call Number: FIC Siddo
Characteristics: 325 p.

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crayment
Feb 23, 2013

A stupid book. The author couldn't be bothered to do the least bit of fact checking - very irritating. The book takes place before the Summer Olympics happened in Atlanta (1996) but she has the characters going to see a Harry Potter movie that wasn't released until 2004.

kelleypoole Dec 21, 2012

At first I thought it was going to be a good predictable Rivers Siddons read. Then it got very strange and spooky and took off into another plane of existence. It left me with an ick feeling, like I was misled.

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rosehess
Jul 20, 2012

I haven't read Rivers Siddons for several years and found that her story line was pretty predictable. I finished the book thinking "Why does the main character cry so much?" Still, I finished the book due to my author loyalty more than my interest in the story.

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jennysfriend
Apr 21, 2012

This book was mediocre at best, though I finished it. Not one of my favourites.

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louisepm
Sep 12, 2011

Was looking forward to this new Anne Rivers Siddons book, but am somewhat disappointed...

skylars Sep 03, 2011

Not one of my favorite of her books. Far-fetched Irish "magic".

debwalker Jul 19, 2011

Explores a disintegrating marriage and familial betrayal in rural North Carolina.

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