The Heights

The Heights

By Peter Hedges

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452296770, 295pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

A "devilishly delightful" ("Bookpage") new novel from an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the author of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."
Tim and Kate Welch are seemingly the last middle-class family in the exclusive neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, NewYork. Tim is a popular history teacher, and an ordinary guy. Kate is not ordinary, but she aspires to be. Brought up by a hippie mother, Kate stays home with their two young sons trying to be the responsible parent she never had. But their neat and tidy world is turned upside down when Anna Brody- beautiful, wealthy, and impulsive-moves into the most expensive brownstone in Brooklyn, and draws Kate and Tim into her world.
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About the Author
Peter Hedges adapted his first novel, What'sEating Gilbert Grape, for director Lasse Hallstrom.His second novel was An Ocean in Iowa. His otherscreenplay adaptations include A Map of the Worldand About a Boy, which was nominated for anAcademy Award(r) for Best Adapted Screenplay.