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Last house : or the age of oil

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"It's 1953, and for Nick Taylor, WWII veteran turned company lawyer, oil is the key to the future. He takes the train into the city for work and returns to the peaceful streets of the suburbs and to his wife, Bet, former codebreaker now housewife, and their two children, Katherine and Harry. Nick comes from humble origins but thanks to his work for American Oil, he can provide every comfort for his family, including Last House, a secluded country escape. Deep in the Vermont mountains, the Taylors are free from the stresses of modern life. Bet doesn't have to worry about the Russian H-bombs that haunt her dreams, and the children roam free in the woods. Last House is a place that could survive the end of the world. It's 1968, and America is on the brink of change. Protestors fill the streets to challenge everything from the Vietnam War to racism in the wake of MLK's shooting--to the country's reliance on Big Oil. As Katherine makes her first forays into adult life, she's caught up in the current of the time and struggles to reconcile her ideals with the stable and privileged childhood her Greatest Generation parents worked so hard to provide. But when the Movement shifts in a more radical direction, each member of the Taylor family will be forced to reckon with the consequences of the choices they've made for the causes they believed in. Spanning multiple generations and nearly eighty years, Last House tells the story of one American family during an age of grand ideals and even greater downfalls. Set against the backdrop of our nation's history, this is an emotional tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance and what we owe each other--and captures to stunning effect the gravity of time, the double edge of progress, and the hubris of empire." --Dust jacket flap.

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  • 5 of 20 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

5 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Chappaqua Library FICTION SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31005153432572
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Croton Free Library FICTION/SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31006151965969
Checked out
06/05/2024
Greenburgh Public Library SHATTUCK (Text)
Express Item
31009155060696
Checked out
05/31/2024
Greenburgh Public Library SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31009155071594
Checked out
05/30/2024
Hendrick Hudson Free Library SHATTUCK, JESSICA (Text)
New Book
31016151865598
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Irvington Public Library FIC SHATTUCK, J (Text)
New Fiction
31012154630485
Checked out
05/25/2024
John C. Hart Memorial Library SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31030300048600
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Katonah Village Library FICTION SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31013152043812
Available
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Larchmont Public Library SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31014152642108
Available
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION SHATTUCK (Text)
New Fiction
31017152039837
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