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The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen
  

The Summer of the Bear

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May 2011 Book of the Month.

A compelling and moving story yet one that is a wonderfully written part spy-thriller and part ghost story. Shifting between East and West Germany and the Outer Hebrides the story of coming to terms with loss is narrated by each character in turn, including the bear!

If you like Bella Pollen you might also like to read books by Leif Enger, Lisa Jewell and Thomas Eidson.

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The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

In the summer of 1979, a tamed grizzly bear is tempted by the lure of freedom and the wild open sea ...Meanwhile, the sudden death of British diplomat Nicky Fleming has left his wife closed down with shock. Relocated from Cold-War-riven Germany to a remote Hebridean island, Letty Fleming is haunted by the unthinkable - was it an accident, murder or suicide? And how can she ever begin to explain to her three children that their father may have betrayed his country? Struggling to find solace in a place she loves, Letty begins to unravel the mystery of Nicky's death, but her determination to protect the children from the truth blinds her to the demons they are already battling. As the family's secrets threaten to tear them apart, it is only the strange but brilliant Jamie who manages to hold on to the one thing he knows for sure: his father has promised to return, and Nicky Fleming was a man who never broke a promise...

About the Author

Bella Pollen
Bella Pollen was brought up in the USA before moving to England. Formerly a fashion designer, she now writes full time and lives in London with her husband and four children. Pan published her first novel, All About Men, in 1998. B Movies, Blue Love is Bella's second novel.

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Publication date

21st June 2012

Author

Bella Pollen

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Publisher

Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Format

Paperback / softback
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Books of the Month
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780802145888

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