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Taking Leave (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Shaw, Janet

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ISBN 10: 0670800546 / ISBN 13: 9780670800544
Published by Viking, New York, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed) by author on front end page in 1987. $17.95 price on DJ flap. Remainder mark else fine unread copy of author's first book. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED thank you note (ANS) from author. Bookseller Inventory # 002104

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Title: Taking Leave (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Will Brenner, his wife Laura, and Laura's sister Jo find their close-knit lives disturbed when they return from a European vacation and a stranger they had met abroad arrives in town

From Publishers Weekly:

With the intrusion of a charming stranger into their lives, the bonds keeping the Brenner family together are first stretched to their limits and then tragically broken. Dr. Will Brenner married Laura Hale thinking he could save her from anorexia; because their parents are dead, Laura's teenage sister Jo lives with them. When the three travel to Austria, they meet Thomas Trawick, good-looking but with a mean streak, who pursues Jo back to Chicago. A chain reaction is set off, giving the novel speed and drama: Jo breaks away from her overbearing older sister; Laura and Will realize that they are incapable of helping one another; Will and Jo must confront their mutual attraction. Jo's confused adolescence is well-drawn, but Will's dilemma and its conclusion are cliched. Shaw, author of the short-story collection Some of the Things I Did Not Do, writes with a certain intensity, but the novel as a whole is overwritten, melodramatic and, ultimately, unresolved.
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