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The Obituary Writer

Hood, Ann

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ISBN 10: 0393081427 / ISBN 13: 9780393081428
Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 2013
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Second printing. Signed by the author on the title page: "Ann Hood." The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $26.95); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006362

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Title: The Obituary Writer

Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Synopsis:

A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

About the Author:

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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