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Unfinished Desires

Godwin, Gail

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ISBN 10: 0345483200 / ISBN 13: 9780345483201
Published by Random House Inc., Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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This is a fine paperback uncorrected advance proof copy, tan spine. Inscribed by the author on the title page and Dated May 8, 2009. Bookseller Inventory # 048925

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Title: Unfinished Desires

Publisher: Random House Inc., Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: wraps

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: Uncorrected Advance Proofs

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From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory.

It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel’s, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls’ young teacher and the school’s matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel.

Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried.

In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations–and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free.  

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Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, and Evenings at Five. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961–1963, the first of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written libretti for ten musical works with the composer Robert Starer. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

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