Visitation Street

A Novel

Pochoda, Ivy

eBook - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Visitation Street
When a late night adventure on the bay takes a tragic turn, Val, who was washed ashore semi-conscious, is left to deal with the aftermath in her blue-collar neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062249916
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library


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A great example of literary crime fiction. The mystery revolves around the case of two teenagers who take a raft out on the bay on a hot, summer night but only one returns. This book also explores a vivid group of characters and their place in the community.

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood, June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear.

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Dec 04, 2014
  • Pisinga rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't like it too much at the beginning. But with each read page I could start to feel characters more and more like real human beings.

Oct 16, 2014
  • onedirectioner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

so good....

Mar 04, 2014
  • MaryBee rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I could not finish this; I found the story slow and pretty uninteresting. The characters didn't resonate with me.

Jan 08, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good book. Not to be missed.

Jan 04, 2014

306 pp.

Dec 02, 2013

Comparisons have been made to Dennis Lehane for this first novel. It’s set in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a depressed waterfront community. It’s a mystery (two girls venture out on a raft one night and only one returns) but it’s a subtle one and the portrait of a rundown community just managing to get by is convincing and memorable.

Nov 12, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was good, but not outstanding. An interesting set-up and well-developed characters.

Oct 25, 2013
  • Beadyida rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book so much that I am taking the time to rate it. The writing reminds me of a John Steinbeck novel with interesting characters. The story is rich but very relatable to today's issues.

I returned the book today and miss it already.

Sep 07, 2013
  • emily8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

write more books - absolutely reco-
mmend this book from 16 to whatever age - terrific beginning of a career from former squash player - thanks Ivy

Aug 31, 2013
  • JCLJanineM rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The descriptive prose in this book truly captures the setting. The author has created characters I care about with a plot that keeps me involved in the story.

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