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A happier life : a novel / Kristy Woodson Harvey.


The historic houses in seaside Beaufort, North Carolina, have held secrets of their inhabitants for centuries -- including one of the most enduring: What happened to Rebecca and Townsend Saint James on the fateful night they disappeared in 1976? Now, the granddaughter they never knew, Keaton Smith, heads south to put their home, which has been closed up for decades, on the market. Wading through the detritus of her grandparents' lives, Keaton is enchanted by their traditions -- and their big love. As she gets to know her charming next-door neighbor, his precocious ten-year-old son, and a flock of endearingly feisty town busybodies, Keaton begins to wonder if she can finally unlock the mystery. In 1976, Keaton's grandmother, the seemingly infallible Rebecca "Becks" Saint James's annual summer suppers are the stuff of legend. But, this summer, she's struggling behind the facade -- and facing a problem that even she can't solve. As Keaton and Becks face new challenges, they are connected by the house on Sunset Lane.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668012192
  • ISBN: 1668012197
  • Physical Description: xii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2024.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Grandparents > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 26 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Marion County. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Marion County Library.


  • 10 current holds with 26 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marion County Library F HAR (Text) PPL85007 Fiction Checked out 08/02/2024

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