Piercy, Marge The Third Child

ISBN 13: 9780066211169

The Third Child

2.91 avg rating
( 369 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780066211169: The Third Child

The renowned novelist and poet Marge Piercy tells a contemporary love story set in the twin realms of college and national politics

In the politically prominent Dickinson family, ambition comes first, and Melissa, the third child, has always felt that she comes last. Going away to college offers her a chance at a life free from her brilliant mother's constant scrutiny and her famous father's lack of interest.

There she meets Blake, a man of mixed race and apparently unknown parentage. His adoptive parents are lawyers whose defense of death- row cases has brought them head-to-head with Melissa's father, the former governor of Pennsylvania who is now a U.S. senator.

Melissa and Blake's attraction is immediate; their affair, fiery. Yet Blake is keeping a dangerous secret from Melissa, one that could destroy them -- and their families.

Dealing with themes of love, honesty, identity, and the consequences of ambition, this thoughtful, beautifully written story is a remarkable and provocative page-turner.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marge Piercy is the author of the memoir Sleeping with Cats and fifteen novels, including Three Women and Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as sixteen books of poetry, including Colors Passing Through Us, The Art of Blessing the Day, and Circles on the Water. She lives on Cape Cod, with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist and publisher of Leapfrog Press.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Piercy, Marge
Published by Morrow 2003/03 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Simply Mail Books
(Halifax, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morrow 2003/03, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Hardback Fiction 1st. Ed. Remainder New/New(Never Read); 72567. Bookseller Inventory # 72567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Piercy, Marge
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0066211166BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Piercy, Marge
Published by William Morrow & Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0066211166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Piercy, Marge
Published by William Morrow & Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-199-66-4934004

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Piercy, Marge
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 342 Pages. Book Description: The renowned novelist and poet Marge Piercy tells a contemporary love story set in the twin realms of college and national politics In the politically prominent Dickinson family, ambition comes first, and Melissa, the third child, has always felt that she comes last. Going away to college offers her a chance at a life free from her brilliant mother's constant scrutiny and her famous father's lack of interest. There she meets Blake, a man of mixed race and apparently unknown parentage. His adoptive parents are lawyers whose defense of death- row cases has brought them head-to-head with Melissa's father, the former governor of Pennsylvania who is now a U.S. senator. Melissa and Blake's attraction is immediate; their affair, fiery. Yet Blake is keeping a dangerous secret from Melissa, one that could destroy them -- and their families. Dealing with themes of love, honesty, identity, and the consequences of ambition, this thoughtful, beautifully written story is a remarkable and provocative page-turner. About the Author Marge Piercy is the author of the memoir Sleeping with Cats and fifteen novels, including Three Women and Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as sixteen books of poetry, including Colors Passing Through Us, The Art of Blessing the Day, and Circles on the Water. She lives on Cape Cod, with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist and publisher of Leapfrog Press. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-918632870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.95
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Piercy, Marge
Published by William Morrow & Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 0066211166 ISBN 13: 9780066211169
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110066211166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds