Bowlaway : a novel

McCracken, Elizabeth, author

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  • Creator Elizabeth McCracken
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York, NY : Ecco, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
  • Physical Details
    • 373 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780062862853, 0062862855, 9780062862860, 0062862863
  • OCLC on1035394788


  • "A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley"--
  • Bertha Truitt has always been an enigma to people in Salford, Massachusetts. She was discovered unconscious in a cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century-- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She marries and starts a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. The bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her heretofore-unheard-of son arrives, claiming Truitt Alleys. This begins generations of inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills. -- adapted from jacket
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