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Synopsis: When Henry Oades accepts an accountancy post in New Zealand, his wife, Margaret, and their children follow him to exotic Wellington. But while Henry is an adventurer, Margaret is not. Their new home is rougher and more rustic than they expected—and a single night of tragedy shatters the family when the native Maori stage an uprising, kidnapping Margaret and her children.
For months, Henry scours the surrounding wilderness, until all hope is lost and his wife and children are presumed dead. Grief-stricken, he books passage to California. There he marries Nancy Foreland, a young widow with a new baby, and it seems they’ve both found happiness in the midst of their mourning—until Henry’s first wife and children show up, alive and having finally escaped captivity.
Narrated primarily by the two wives, and based on a real-life legal case, The Wives of Henry Oades is the riveting story of what happens when Henry, Margaret, and Nancy face persecution for bigamy. Exploring the intricacies of marriage, the construction of family, the changing world of the late 1800s, and the strength of two remarkable women, Johanna Moran turns this unusual family’s story into an unforgettable page-turning drama.
About the Author: Johanna Moran comes from a long line of writers and lawyers. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband, John. The Wives of Henry Oades is her first novel.
Title: The Wives of Henry Oades
Publisher: Harper Collins
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Ballantine Books, London, 1010. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good/ Very Good. Size: 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Bookseller Inventory # 044705
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007339419. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13064. Bookseller Inventory # 13064
Book Description Paperback. 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 # GOR004047126
Book Description Harper Collins. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0007339410I3N00
Book Description Harper Collins, Sydney, 2009. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof. Uncorrected proof copy. 367pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. "In 1890, Henry Oades decided to undertake the arduous sea voyage from England to New Zealand in order to further his family's fortunes. Here they settled on the lush but wild coast . . . a darkly comic but moving historical fiction debut about love and family, based on a controversial court case from the early 1900s." Book weight approx. 400g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010621
Book Description Harper Collins, 2010. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0007339410-2-4