ISBN-10: 0062862855

ISBN-13: 9780062862853

ISBN-10: 0062888277

ISBN-13: 9780062888273

ISBN-10: 1446425142

ISBN-13: 9781446425145

A sweeping and spell binding new novel from the commonly cherished, award-winning writer Elizabeth McCracken approximately 3 generations of an unconventional New England family members who personal and function a candlepin bowling alley

From the day she is stumbled on subconscious in a brand new England cemetery on the flip of the 20th century—nothing yet a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen kilos of gold on her person—Bertha Truitt is an enigma to every body in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no previous to talk of, or no less than none she is prepared to bare, and her mysterious foundation scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her option to marry and begin a family members with Leviticus Sprague, the health care professional who revived her. yet Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens speedy turns into Salford’s such a lot defining landmark—with Bertha its so much extraordinary resident.

When Bertha dies in a freak coincidence, her earlier resurfaces within the type of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he's inheritor obvious to Truitt Alleys. quickly it turns into transparent that, even in her demise, Bertha’s defining spirit and the results of her obfuscations survive, infecting and affecting destiny generations via inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills.

In a voice laced with perception and her signature sharp humor, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic relatives saga set opposed to the backdrop of twentieth-century the US. Bowlaway is either a gorgeous feat of language and a super unraveling of a family’s myths and secrets and techniques, its passions and betrayals, and the binds that bind and the rifts that divide. 

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