The latest novel by Suzanne Berne, a part-time faculty member in the English Department, is a comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America. In The Dogs of Littlefield (Simon & Schuster, 2016), someone is poisoning the dogs of Littlefield, Massachusetts, a leafy and charming town named one of the best places to live in America. With suspense, satirical social commentary and in-depth character portraits, Berne reveals the discontent concealed behind suburbia’s picket fences. First published in the UK in 2013, The Dogs of Littlefield has now been published in America and recently has been reviewed by the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post, among other outlets. Berne was awarded the Orange Prize for her first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood. She also is the author of The Ghost at the Table and Missing Lucile.
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