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Quiet dell

Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-2015
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In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, a widow with three children, is lonely and pressed for money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, who ultimately promises to marry her and to care for her and her children. Asta agrees to go with him to West Virginia to see his house there, and then to bring her children. Weeks later, all are dead. Emily Thornhill, a bold, independent journalist, one of the few women in the Chicago press, covers the case and becomes deeply invested in understanding what happens to this beautiful family - especially the highly imaginative youngest girl, Annabel - and determined to make sure that Powers is convicted.
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Quiet dell / Jayne Anne Phillips.
London : Vintage Books, 2015.London : Vintage Books, 2015.
352 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: New York: Scribner, 2013.
9780099590255 (pbk)
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