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The Carriage House: A Novel (SIGNED)

Hall, Louisa

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ISBN 10: 1451688636 / ISBN 13: 9781451688634
Published by Scribner, U.S.A., 2013
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED (inscribed) by author on title page. DJ has some edge wear at spine ends. $26.00 price present on DJ flap. Author's first novel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028267

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Title: The Carriage House: A Novel (SIGNED)

Publisher: Scribner, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A gorgeous debut novel from an award-winning poet and world ranked squash player about an old moneyed family, facing the loss of the youthful talent and storied history that defined them.

For more than thirty years, William Adair’s faith in life was based on two indisputable principles: the exceptional good looks and athletic talents of his three daughters and the historical status of his family in their Philadelphia suburb. After suffering a stroke, William wakes up in his hospital bed to realize that his world has collapsed: his children are less extraordinary than he had remembered and his family’s notable history has been forgotten.

William’s daughters—all tennis champions in their youth—are in decline. Having lost their father’s pride, the three sisters struggle to define themselves. Their mother, whose memory has started to fade, is unable to help them recall the talented girls they used to be.

For three generations, a carriage house has stood on the Adair property. Built by William’s grandfather, it was William’s childhood refuge and a sign of the family’s prominence. Now held captive by a neighbor due to a zoning error, the house has decayed beyond recognition and may even be condemned.

Rallying to save their father, Diana, Elizabeth, and Isabelle take on the battle for the carriage house that once stood as a symbol of their place in the world. Overcoming misunderstandings and betrayals both deep in the past and painfully new, each of the Adairs ultimately finds a place of forgiveness. The Carriage House is a moving, beautifully wrought debut novel about the complex bonds of siblings, about rebuilding lost lives, and about the saving grace of love.

About the Author:

Louisa Hall grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford. After graduating from Harvard, she played squash professionally and was ranked #2 in the country. She teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Her poems have been published in journals, such as The New RepublicThe Southwest Review, and EllipsisThe Carriage House is her first novel. She lives in Austin.

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