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Leaving Bayberry House
Ann L. McLaughlin. John Daniel (SCB, dist.), $14.95 paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-56474-495-1
Two sisters revisit wartime tragedy while closing the family's summer house in McLaughlin's inert sixth novel (after Maiden Voyage). Set in 1973, the novel drags along over the course of one August week as the Carlson sisters, now in their mid-40s, pack up the family house in preparation for its sale. Angie, a potter and mother of two living in Ann Arbor, Mich., has not visited the house in the 28 years since discovering their minister father, …