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Run

Patchett, Ann

ISBN 10: 0061340634 / ISBN 13: 9780061340635
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on a special tipped-in page, on a line underneath the statement "This signed edition of 'Run' by Ann Patchett has been specially bound by the publisher." The book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $25.95); "Signed First Edition" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003356

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Title: Run

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children—all his children—safe.

Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.

About the Author:

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain's Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books.

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