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Ashton Hall : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Ashton Hall : a novel / Lauren Belfer.

Belfer, Lauren, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593359495
  • ISBN: 0593359496
  • Physical Description: 397 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
A frustrated academic still reeling from her husband's betrayal moves into Ashton Hall with her young son and tries to come up with answers after they discover the remains of a woman walled into a forgotten part of the manor.-- Novelist Plus.
When a close relative falls ill, Hannah Larson and her young son, Nicky, join him for the summer at Ashton Hall, a historic manor house outside Cambridge, England. A frustrated academic whose ambitions have been subsumed by the challenges of raising her beloved child, Hannah longs to escape her life in New York City, where her marriage has been upended by a recently discovered and devastating betrayal. Soon after their arrival, ever-curious Nicky finds the skeletal remains of a woman walled into a forgotten part of the manor, and Hannah is pulled into an all-consuming quest for answers, Nicky close by her side. Working from clues in centuries-old ledgers showing what the woman's household spent on everything from music to medicine; lists of books checked out of the library; and the troubling personal papers of the long-departed family, Hannah begins to recreate the Ashton Hall of the Elizabethan era in all its color and conflict. As the multilayered secrets of her own life begin to unravel, Hannah comes to realize that Ashton Hall's women before her had lives not so different from her own, and she confronts what mothers throughout history have had to do to secure their independence and protect their children.
Subject: Manors > England > Fiction.
Mother and child > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 28 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Deep River Public Library.


  • 5 current holds with 28 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Deep River Public Library F Belf (Text) 36039153313891 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/23/2022

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