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Suzanne Berne


Suzanne Berne

Suzanne Berne’s first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won Great Britain’s Orange Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times and Edgar Allan Poe first fiction awards. She has published fiction and essays in numerous magazines and been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She lives with her husband and two daughters outside of Boston.

Suzanne Berne

Books by Suzanne Berne

by Suzanne Berne - Fiction, Literary, Women's Fiction

Littlefield, Massachusetts was named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of “good quality of life” than someone begins poisoning the town’s dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park --- the subject of much town debate --- or the sign of a far deeper disorder?

by Suzanne Berne - Fiction, Thriller

Mirella and Howard Cook-Goldman have it all—two beautiful children, the home of their dreams, successful careers, even a golden retriever. The only thing they lack is reliable childcare. After weeks of searching and interviewing, they are sent Randi Gill by a respected child-care placement agency and all their problems are solved. Randi is the nanny they always wanted. She sews, cooks, cleans, and quickly bonds with the children. In fact, she’s almost too perfect. As Randi’s attachment to the children grows, Mirella and Howard begin to have misgivings about her and tension builds in their once happy home.