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Visitation Street

A Novel

Pochoda, Ivy

(eBook - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Visitation Street
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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
9780062249913
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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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.

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.

Jul 22, 2013
  • JCLGreggW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ivy Pochoda's novel VISITATION STREET is an amazing story about a the search for a missing girl in a hot summer in the heart of Red Hook, Brooklyn. (Of course, it's about more than that.) Firmly in the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos mold of literary crime fiction, Pochoda gives us a firm sense of Red Hook, a once crime-ridden community scratching its way back to respectability. The missing girl stirs up the neighborhood and draws together many of the inhabitants, including an owner of a bodega who creates a community newsletter to heal the neighborhood, an underground graffiti artist with a murky past, the son of a victim of the neighborhood's violent legacy, and a musician - the child of affluent parents - who has hit the rock bottom of addiction. After reading just a few chapters, I can close my eyes and feel the bustle of the city, the smell of the docks, and the heat rising from the pavement. Check it out.

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