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The Third Child

Piercy, Marge

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ISBN 10: 0066211166 / ISBN 13: 9780066211169
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York, 2003
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author (and dated 2003) on a bookplate affixed to front end page. remainder mark. $24.95 price on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016100

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Title: The Third Child

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The renowned novelist and poet Marge Piercy tells a contemporary love story set in the twin realms of college and national politics

In the politically prominent Dickinson family, ambition comes first, and Melissa, the third child, has always felt that she comes last. Going away to college offers her a chance at a life free from her brilliant mother's constant scrutiny and her famous father's lack of interest.

There she meets Blake, a man of mixed race and apparently unknown parentage. His adoptive parents are lawyers whose defense of death- row cases has brought them head-to-head with Melissa's father, the former governor of Pennsylvania who is now a U.S. senator.

Melissa and Blake's attraction is immediate; their affair, fiery. Yet Blake is keeping a dangerous secret from Melissa, one that could destroy them -- and their families.

Dealing with themes of love, honesty, identity, and the consequences of ambition, this thoughtful, beautifully written story is a remarkable and provocative page-turner.

About the Author:

Marge Piercy is the author of the memoir Sleeping with Cats and fifteen novels, including Three Women and Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as sixteen books of poetry, including Colors Passing Through Us, The Art of Blessing the Day, and Circles on the Water. She lives on Cape Cod, with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist and publisher of Leapfrog Press.

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