Folly

Folly

Book - 2001
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Rae Newborn is a woman on the edge. She has moved to an island at the far reaches of the continent to restore the house of an equally haunted figure, her mysterious great-uncle, but as her life begins to rebuild itself along with the house, his story starts to wrap around hers.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2001.
ISBN: 9780553111033
0553111035
9780553381511
0553381512
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: xiv, 400 p.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 25, 2015

A depressed grandmother, who hallucinates, and a load of lumber get dropped off on an isolated island where she builds a house. Then nothing happens for 200 pages.

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behere
Sep 01, 2015

When reading "Folly," I had no idea how the book would end. I liked the surprises. Learning how a building is built was informative.

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bixby
May 26, 2014

Woman isolates herself on an island off the coast of Washington to rebuild her great uncle's house and try to recover from depression. Are there really people watching her and wanting to do her harm? Or are these 'watchers' figments of her imagination? Excellent thriller with a surprise ending!

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miaone
Oct 29, 2012

I've read Folly several times; it's breathtaking. Loved the main character, and her adventure. I don't want to risk giving away anything, so I can just say, READ IT!

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MaisieMilo
Aug 01, 2012

A protagonist with a somewhat disturbing past drives this book about rebuilding the home of an ancestor on one of the San Juan islands. Truly enjoyable and rich.

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bixby
May 26, 2014

"... she had long ago come to the conclusion that sometimes, things actually did go away - or rather, a person could cover enough ground to leave the problem behind, and when it did catch up again it was apt to be weakened by the journey."
(P. 217, Folly, Laurie R. King)

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