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An Unexpected Guest

A Novel
Korkeakivi, Anne (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
An Unexpected Guest


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While planning a dinner party in Paris, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat becomes unnerved by the unexpected arrival of her son, a random encounter with a Turkish terrorist, and the recurring appearance of someone dead for twenty years.
Authors: Korkeakivi, Anne
Statement of Responsibility: by Anne Korkeakivi
Title: An unexpected guest
a novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Report This Dec 26, 2012
  • anneelliot rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf as we follow a day in the life of Clare, the wife of a high-ranking British diplomat in Paris, as she prepares for an important, last minute dinner party. We observe her as she grapples with the seemingly small choices of daily life that ultimately have large repercussions.

The call number is wrong. It should be FIC K because the author's last name begins with the letter "K". (For librarians, this is noted in the MARC record under line 901.)

Report This Jun 19, 2012
  • shanauer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was fairly interesting, maybe because the world of expats fascinates me. I loved the French interspersed throughout the dialogue, as well. All-in-all, a good read.

Report This Jun 04, 2012
  • MarilynBelleghem rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I listened to this in audio format. I found this an easy listen while doing chores but felt the main character was rather shallow. Guilt from our past can often overshadow our present and this aspect of the story kept me interested.

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