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The house of last resort : a novel

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First edition.

"Across Italy there are many half-empty towns, nearly abandoned by those who migrate to the coast or to cities. The beautiful, crumbling hilltop town of Becchina is among them, but its mayor has taken drastic measures to rebuild - selling abandoned homesto anyone in the world for a single Euro, as long as the buyer promises to live there for at least five years. It's a no-brainer for American couple Tommy and Kate Puglisi. Both work remotely, and Becchina is the home of Tommy's grandparents, his closestliving relatives. It feels like a romantic adventure, an opportunity the young couple would be crazy not to seize. But from the moment they move in, they both feel a shadow has fallen on them. Tommy's grandmother is furious, even a little frightened, whenshe realizes which house they've bought. There are rooms in an annex at the back of the house that they didn't know were there. The place makes strange noises at night, locked doors are suddenly open, and when they go to a family gathering, they're certain people are whispering about them, and about their house, which one neighbor refers to as The House of Last Resort. Soon, they learn that the home was owned for generations by the Church, but the real secret, and the true dread, is unlocked when they finally learn what the priests were doing in this house for all those long years...and how many people died in the strange chapel inside. While down in the catacombs beneath Becchina...something stirs"--

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  • 14 of 17 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 17 total copies.
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Ardsley Public Library FICTION GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31000151333492
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Croton Free Library FICTION/GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31006151959830
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Greenburgh Public Library GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31009155069614
Checked out
05/31/2024
Harrison Public Library GOLDEN, C. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300339258
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John C. Hart Memorial Library GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31030300043148
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Lewisboro Library FICTION GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31032151433386
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION GOLDEN (Text)
Fiction
31017152028442
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC GOLDEN (Text)
Fiction
31024153435717
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31018155786010
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New Rochelle Public Library GOLDEN (Text)
New Fiction
31019156985163
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