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The New Neighbours
by Kate Kelsen
Pages: NA
"The house next door had stood empty since Hazel’s death; without the life of its former owner, it was a shell of a home, dark and dormant. Until one evening in late October, when like lungs taking in a new breath, light filled the house once again." In the wake of his elderly neighbour's passing, teenager Michael becomes increasingly intrigued by the mysterious James Linden, who arrives at the house next door late one night with his wheel-chair bound wife. The Lindens maintain a very private existence- James leaves in the mornings and returns home in the evenings, and Mrs. Linden is nowhere to be seen. Until one afternoon, the mystery surrounding the new neighbours intensifies when Michael loses his football over the fence, and ventures next door to retrieve it...
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"The house next door had stood empty since Hazel’s death; without the life of its former owner, it was a shell of a home, dark and dormant. Until one evening in late October, when like lungs taking in a new breath, light filled the house once again." In the wake of his elderly neighbour's passing, teenager Michael becomes increasingly intrigued by the mysterious James Linden, who arrives at the house next door late one night with his wheel-chair bound wife. The Lindens maintain a very private existence- James leaves in the mornings and returns home in the evenings, and Mrs. Linden is nowhere to be seen. Until one afternoon, the mystery surrounding the new neighbours intensifies when Michael loses his football over the fence, and ventures next door to retrieve it...
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