The Mill River Recluse

The Mill River Recluse

Large Print - 2014
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Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below. Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River -- a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher -- are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O'Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps -- one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410472090
1410472094
Branch Call Number: CHAN D LP
Characteristics: 577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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