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We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence

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"1969: the height of counterculture; the year Harvard would begin the tumultuous process of merging with sister school Radcliffe; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious graduate student in Harvard's Anthrlopology department, would be found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper, a curious undergrad, will first hear whispers of the story: The dead was nameless. A student had an affair with her professor, and her murdered her in the Peabody Museum. Though this rumor would prove false, it started and investigation that would consume Cooper's life for the next ten years. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE is a narrative of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history"--Dust jacket flap.

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  • 12 of 35 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at White Plains Public Library.

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6 current holds with 35 total copies.

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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY BRITTON, JANE (Text)
New Book
31544201066958
Checked out
03/08/2021

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