The Good Neighbor: A Novel (Paperback)

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When Francie and Colt Hart drive past an abandoned 150-year-old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, they both fall head-over-heels in love with it -- but for entirely different reasons. Colt, an ambitious, hard-charging stock trader, sees it as a potential showcase for his wealth. Francie, long dependent on antidepressants, hopes it will inspire her to resume the literary life she abandoned when she married Colt ten years before; perhaps, she thinks, it will save their faltering marriage. But the more they learn about the house, and especially the tragic history of its previous occupants (whose descendants are their new neighbors), the more it threatens to drive them apart.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Praise For…

Praise for THE GOOD NEIGHBOR: “Kowalski’s vigorous storytelling will keep the pages turning.”

“Atmospheric, emotional and beautifully eloquent, Kowalski weaves an engrossing story.”

“[Kowalski] meticulously brings the strands of his narrative together, building toward a credible moving conclusion.”

“The story is enchanting as the house. The plot is powerful…it surges forwards with tremendous pace and vigour.”

“[Kowalski] has the knack of making you care for his characters.”

“Kowalski has a gift for storytelling.”

“Kowalski is a gifted storyteller who deserves a following.”

“Kowalski is a talented stylist.”

“This is a mature novel by an unassuming writer. Kowalski is the real deal.”

“A coming-of-gender story.”

“A book with characters that sing with life, dialogue that is lovely and real and images that resonate.”

“An appealing and original story.”

“SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE is one of the sweetest–tempered books around.”

“Somewhere South of Here has a large heart and disarming voice.”

“It is hard to resist the feel–good mood that Kowalski creates.”

“Sheer enchantment.”

“Kowalski’s characters could be escapees from a Kerouac novel. [The] novel has all the bravado of a barstool reminiscence…entertaining.”

“Kowalski is adept at keeping the story tight and moving at a comfortable pace.”

“A grand debut. Eddie’s Bastard is a beguiling blend of narrative con brio, human-heartedness, and zany surprises.”

“A mesmerizing debut...skillfully crafted and highly imaginative.”

“A notable literary debut...Here’s one satisfying novel by a writer of great promise.”


“The 28 year-old author gives his first novel an appealing Dickensian flavor.”

Exhuberant...Kowalski is a talented stylist.

“Vividly impressionistic prose.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060936259
ISBN-10: 0060936258
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 13th, 2005
Pages: 432
Language: English