The Dead of the House by Gannah Green

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A blending of history and family create a novel revolving around the narrator's paternal grandfather
 

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When Hannah Green died, the New York Times wrote that she had written one book, The Dead of the House, "so perfect" that she could hardly bring herself to write another. In fact her Little Saint was published posthumously.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by BOOKS Turtle Point Press.
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Grandfather Nye, the custodian of old family manuscripts and articulate medium for most of these ghosts, is the essence of the family legacy with his dovetailing passions for nature and culture, easily reconciled with the duties of business and householding and set off by a traveling lecturer's e...

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Beautiful, almost melodious in tone, The Dead of the House is a rare specimen of nearly perfect writing. Told from the perspective of a young girl growing up in the 1930s and '40s, one can feel the me

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`Oh, my dear boys,' he said, `My sons.'"" The second part, ""Summer Afternoon, Summer Afternoon,"" is largely Vanessa's story.

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