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Title:The Monsters of Templeton
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Publisher:Voice
ISBN:0434017841
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Number of Pages:384
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Historical fiction, Magical realism

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Monsters of Templeton The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace the fifty foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass .

So begins The Monsters of Templeton a novel spanning two centuries part a contemporary story of a girl s search for her father part historical novel and part ghost story this spellbinding novel is at its core a tale of how one town holds the secrets of a family .

In the wake of a wildly disastrous affair with her married archeology professor Willie Upton arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton New York where her hippie turned born again Baptist mom Vi still lives Willie expects to be able to hide in the place that has been home to her family for generations but the monster s death changes the fabric of the quiet picture perfect town her ancestors founded Even further Willie learns that the story her mother had always told her about her father has all been a lie he wasn t the random man from a free love commune that Vi had led her to imagine but someone else entirely Someone from this very town .

As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging for the truth about her lineage she discovers that the secrets of her family run deep Through letters editorials and journal entries the dead rise up to tell their sides of the story as dark mysteries come to light past and present blur old stories are finally put to rest and the shocking truth about more than one monster is revealed

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