The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth5 stars.
How well do you know the people closest to you? Are they who you think they are? Is anyone?
These are the questions at the heart of Sally Hepworth’s new novel “The Family Next Door.” It is a phenomenal novel that delves into the minds of several families and specifically five complicated women. Some are mothers and daughters; others friends or neighbors. The only thing I can tell you is that nothing is as it seems. Essie and her mother Barbara, as well as Ange, Fran and Isabelle live in a community where your become friends with your neighbors - and you think you know them and you think you know them well. All I can say is that no one is ever who you think they are. Eye-opener!
What Sally Hepworth does here is nothing short of brilliant. She writes about people’s idiosyncrasies; their secrets, what makes them human, what makes them tick and how they operate. And in “The Family Next Door” no one is left unscathed.
“The Family Next Door” is a must read. Like all of Sally Hepworth’s other novels it is compelling and extremely well written. Ms. Hepworth lured me in from the first sentence and kept me enthralled throughout. She has a way with words my friends. If you haven’t picked up one of her books, I highly suggest you do so.
Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Sally Hepworth for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Published on NetGalley, Goodreads and Twitter on 10.2.17.
Will be published on Amazon on 3.13.18
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The lack of children 's books was even more pronounced in areas with higher concentrations of poverty, according to the findings published online in the journal Urban Education. These 'book deserts' may seriously constrain young children's opportunities to come to school ready to learn," said Susan B.
My Favorite Children’s Book About Neighborhoods
Oh my gosh, I so so love this and the idea. How I'd love to take a walk around those stacks. Way to go! I love this idea, too, but I tend to really overthink it. Tell me, how do you decide how to categorize something like Dinotrain that's about dinosaurs and also trains? Or things like that?
Residential segregation has dramatically increased in recent years, with both high- and low-income families becoming increasingly isolated. And while public libraries are critically important in giving families access to books, research has shown that the presence of books in the home is related to children's reading achievement. In a middle-income community, thanks to plentiful bookstores, 13 books for each child were available. In contrast, there was only one age-appropriate book for every children in a community of concentrated poverty. In each of the three cities, the researchers analyzed two neighborhoods: a high-poverty area with a poverty rate of 40 percent and above and a borderline community with a roughly 18 to 40 percent poverty rate. Going street by street in each neighborhood, the researchers counted and categorized what kinds of print resources—including books, magazines, and newspapers—were available to purchase in stores.
By Tracey Roudez. The following literature and professional resources are helpful for studies of neighborhoods, communities, and different cultures. Classroom Tip: Use this book as a read aloud to introduce the concept of "habitats. Classroom Tip: Throughout this unit, select one culture per day to share with students during read aloud story time. Classroom Tip: Expand the concept of being an architect in Lesson One and introduce all the different people and jobs involved in building a home. Hollenbeck Resource guide for teaching lessons about neighborhoods and communities.
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Franklin's Neighbourhood (Read Aloud)
He decides that his house should be an expression of who he is. He goes wild painting it. Neighbors vehemently protest. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all of my dreams. So, neighbors try to reason with him one-on-one. Each one visits Plumbean in his front yard to dissuade him of his folly, but Plumbean converts every one of them. Eventually, the whole neighborhood has colorful, fun houses, each one different to suit the individual tastes of each owner.