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Commonwealth Avenue

Linda Nevins

St. Martin's Griffin

In Linda Nevin’s novel Commonwealth Avenue, Zoe Hillyard is an underappreciated forty-year-old film production designer who returns to her native Boston to work on a film set. Zoe encounters old secrets, family rivalries, and the diary of her great grandmother from 1902, which was written when she turned forty herself.

In Linda Nevin’s novel Commonwealth Avenue, Zoe Hillyard is an underappreciated forty-year-old film production designer who returns to her native Boston to work on a film set. Zoe encounters old secrets, family rivalries, and the diary of her great grandmother from 1902, which was written when she turned forty herself.

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COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
Part OneTHE GILDED AFFAIROld families last not three oaks. 
--SIR THOMAS BROWNE, Urn BurialPrologue(FROM THE DIARIES OF AUGUSTA HILLYARD)Friday, May 30, 1902It is quite scandalous how late I have lain abed this morning. Eugene was up and about his business at his usual early hour, but I was not equal to anything more than lying here in a beam of warm sunshine, snug under the coverlet, and indulging my remembrance of the events of last evening. A woman wonders whether she wishes the milestones of her life to be so publicly celebrated, although everyone did say that
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  • Linda Nevins

  • Linda Nevins has taught English literature at the University of Michigan and worked in the film industry in New Mexico and Los Angeles. She now lives in Boston. She is the author of Commonwealth Avenue and Renaissance Moon.
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Linda Nevins

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