Gossip of the Starlings

Gossip of the Starlings

A Novel

Book - 2008/06/10
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When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the beautiful and charismatic Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is in love with danger and the thrill of breaking rules, taking risks, and crossing boundaries, no matter the stakes. The problem is, the stakes keep getting higher, and Catherine can neither resist Skye nor stop her from taking down everyone around her.

De Gramont's chilling novel is a portrait of the seductions of adolescence in all their beauty and terror. Caught in this alluring world, the girls of Esther Percy are optimistic and willful, loving and selfish, daring and cruel—all the while believing they're utterly indestructible.


Baker & Taylor
Admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls with the provision that she clean up her act, Catherine Morrow's efforts are threatened when she enters the orbit of the charismatic and beautiful Skye Butterfield, the daughter of a famed senator and a young woman on a fiercely determined self-destructive path that Catherine can neither resist or prevent.

Blackwell North Amer
When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the beautiful and charismatic Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is in love with clanger and the thrill of taking risks, breaking rules, and crossing boundaries, no matter the stakes. The problem is, the stakes keep getting higher, and Catherine can neither resist Skye nor stop her from taking down everyone around her.
De Gramont's novel is a portrait of adolescent seductions in all their beauty and terror. Caught in a world that is both alluring and astonishing, the girls of Esther Percy are optimistic and willful, loving and selfish, daring and cruel - all the while believing they're utterly indestructible.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008/06/10
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565125650
1565125657
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRAMONT
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 23 cm

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Aug 17, 2012

Quick, almost dreamy read. I didn't know that I had a stereotype of privileged boarding school teens in the early 1980s until I read this, and then of course this played into every aspect of those preconceptions.

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