Old School Bones

Old School Bones Winter in a New England prep school brings term papers wet snow and the suicide of a young black student Except Liberty Baker s friends are convinced she couldn t have taken her own life and Libert

  • Title: Old School Bones
  • Author: Randall Peffer
  • ISBN: 9781932557862
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winter in a New England prep school brings term papers, wet snow, and the suicide of a young black student Except Liberty Baker s friends are convinced she couldn t have taken her own life, and Liberty s faculty advisor, Awasha Patterson, believes them She is desperate to believe any theory that Liberty s death was suspicious Awasha turned the girl away the night of herWinter in a New England prep school brings term papers, wet snow, and the suicide of a young black student Except Liberty Baker s friends are convinced she couldn t have taken her own life, and Liberty s faculty advisor, Awasha Patterson, believes them She is desperate to believe any theory that Liberty s death was suspicious Awasha turned the girl away the night of her death If Liberty had been suicidal, Awasha had missed the signs But how to prove it No one in the school wants to think that it could have been a racially motivated crime vague whispers of school sanctioned secret societies are quickly stopped by the headmaster Awasha can t let it rest, her guilt is consuming So she seeks out help from a man she knows understands guilt a man so sensitive, so compassionate to others, that it ruined his career as a defense attorney with one fateful case Awasha finds Michael DeCastro on his father s fishing boat, and Michael knows from the moment he sees her that he s about to be haunted by another injustice And he knows he ll give everything of himself until the spirits of the dead lie in peace

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    2 thoughts on “Old School Bones

    1. Randall Peffer is the author of over 300 travel lifestyle features for magazines like National Geographic, Smithsonian, Reader s Digest, Travel Holiday, Islands and Sail he teaches writing and literature at Philips Academy in Andover.

    2. Old School Bones – 5 PawsRandall PefferBleak House, 2008, 396 ppsBN No. 978-1-932557-85-5Awasha Patterson is Dean of Minority Affairs and is in charge of the students at Hibernia House. Hibernia House is a residence at Tolchester-Coates, a New England prep school. Liberty Baker, a young black student, knocks on Awasha’s door and says she needs to see her but Awasha has company and turns Liberty away. Awasha does not get a chance to find out what Liberty needed because her fellow students fin [...]

    3. PROTAGONIST: Michael Decastro, former public defenderSETTING: New England SERIES: #3 of 3RATING: 2.5Awasha Patterson is the Director of Minority Affairs at a New England prep school. She is also the house mother for a group of girls who fit the minority designation. As such, she serves as an advisor, confidante and friend to the girls in her care. When Liberty Baker, a vivacious and talented black student, is found in a tub with her wrists slit, it is labeled a suicide. But the people who knew h [...]

    4. Wow--what a waste of a good premise. The author has an annoying habit of opening almost every chapter with the name and location of some Cape Cod-area eatery. I get it--he loves the Cape, but these intros are so clunkily written, and so numerous, that it's kind of a joke.I'm more than halfway through the book, and it is going to be a chore to finish--in fact, I just decided I am not going to finish it. I was sucked in by the first 20 pages, but now I couldn't care less what happens to the three [...]

    5. Being a preppie alum and of the same school Peffer teaches at was half the fun of reading this. I think I read somewhere that the premise of this novel comes from one of Peffer's students at Andover who actually found evidence of this secret society stuff - definitely aroused my curiosity. However, the book just didn't read all that well for me - it tries a little too hard to be all reflective and brooding which felt awkward in the structural framework of what is essentially a summer breach thri [...]

    6. I loved Provincetown Follies so was disappointed in this book. Although I enjoyed the main story and the characters, Peffer's use of sub-texts takes away from the main theme. I think he uses them to deepen and explain the characters but all it does is take away from the momentum of the book. Don't think I will read any more Cape Islands mysteries if this becomes a series.

    7. One of my high school English teachers wrote this book so I may be a bit impartial, but it was a very good mystery.

    8. I truly enjoyed reading this book. I love to read mysteries and this one had me enthralled until the last page.

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