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Suzanne Berne

Biography

Suzanne Berne

Suzanne Berne is the author of the novels THE DOGS OF LITTLEFIELD, A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT and THE GHOST AT THE TABLE, as well as MISSING LUCILE: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew, part biography and part memoir. She has taught at Harvard University and at Wellesley College. Currently she teaches creative writing at Boston College and is on the MFA faculty of the Ranier Writing Workshop. She lives outside of Boston with her husband. They have two daughters.

Suzanne Berne

Books by Suzanne Berne

by Suzanne Berne - Fiction

Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Twenty Best Places to Live in America, is full of psychologists and college professors, proud of its fine schools, girls’ soccer teams, leafy streets and quaint village center. Yet when sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived in Littlefield to study the elements of “good quality of life,” 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.