The Long Secret

The Long Secret

Book - 1965
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While at the beach for the summer, Harriet tries to uncover the author of mysterious religious notes that appear all over town and which make her ponder her own beliefs, and Beth Ellen meets the mother she last saw when she was four years old.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1965.
ISBN: 9780060214104
Characteristics: 275 p. : ill.


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SPPL_Joey Sep 10, 2018

This sequel to Harriet the Spy (more of a companion novel really) focuses largely on Harriet's friend, Beth Ellen, and is severely underrated. Childhood friendships, a central mystery, serious thoughts on religion, neglectful parents/clueless adults, a languid summer in the Hamptons in the 1960s, and lovely ink drawings done by the author. The appeal may not be as wide as it is for Harriet the Spy, but for those of us interested in any of the above, it hits just right. One of my all-time favorites.

Sep 10, 2016

Please hold this at the kensington location thanks!

Oct 05, 2013

A great coming-of-age story. I loved Harriet the Spy as a kid but I loved this book even more--its glimpses into the world of adults were so intriguing.

Mark_Daly Aug 06, 2013

A shout-out for this oft-neglected sequel to Harriet the Spy, plenty disturbing in its own right.

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