Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Pearl Dickerson arrives in tiny Nodd's Ridge, Maine, to claim an inheritance and lead a quiet life. But soon, exotic Pearl threatens the fabric of everyday life in Nodd's Ridge . . . as she becomes involved with two attractive, very different men, whose seething rivalry explodes into violence. This gripping, finely crafted novel illuminates the depths and desires of an independent woman and exposes dark truths about life in a small town. HC: NAL.
From Publishers Weekly:
When the admirable heroine of the title, a 35-year-old black woman, arrives in Nodd's Ridge, Maine, to live in the farmhouse bequeathed her by an unknown uncle, local residents gossip a little behind her back, but otherwise do not respond to her color. Having abandoned her career as librarian, Pearl Dickenson takes over the local diner, and with her deep, throaty laugh and indomitable spirit (not to mention her fried chicken), wins the hearts of both Reuben Styles, who runs the local garage, and David Christopher, the town's resident poet. As summer progresses, Pearl is happy to find her life weaving seamlessly into the daily fabric of Nodd's Ridge, but the dilemma caused by her liaisons with both Reuben and David takes its toll. As Pearl helps Reuben cope with his wild teenaged daughter, David's past, which includes witnessing the shooting death of his young sister, makes him increasingly unstable. Occasionally slipping into melodrama, King (author of Small World and The Trap and wife of novelist Stephen) resolves her story happily for nearly all of the small-town characters she brings vividly to life. Pearl's quiet wisdom and prodigious energy make her slightly more mythic than human, but she remains an unforgettable character. Literary Guild alternate.
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Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Book Condition: Fair. Ex library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Book in a plastic cover. Wear to cover edges. Tanning to page edges. Bookseller Inventory # T005012
Book Description Grafton Books: London, 1990. Hardcover. First British edition (& 1st printing).. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 15931
Book Description Grafton, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is slightly rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. Two inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # ba76
Book Description Grafton, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is slightly rubbed and edgeworn. Internally clean and tightly bound. One inscription. Bookseller Inventory # bm33
Book Description Grafton Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. the jacket is a bit shelf rubbed and marked. a little cocked. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.N.]. Bookseller Inventory # fz95
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006889812
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002546711
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003751964
Book Description Grafton. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0246135077I5N00
Book Description Grafton, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0246135077