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Nothing But a Smile

Nothing But a Smile

(2009)
A novel by

 
From the author of the widely praised novel The Lake, the River & the Other Lake--the love story of a man and a woman who choose an unconventional way to redefine themselves during and after World War II.

It's 1944 and Wink Dutton, a former illustrator for Stars and Stripes, has returned to Chicago after an injury to his drawing hand gets him an unwanted discharge from the service. Renting a room in the back of the camera shop run by Sal Chesterton--the wife of one of Wink's buddies still stationed in the Philippines--Wink is surprised to learn how Sal is making ends meet: producing pinup photos for the soldiers' favorite girlie magazines. In fact, she's using herself as a model. When Wink becomes a partner in her covert enterprise, it's the beginning of an unspoken romance that manages to be both sexy and innocent--a romance that grows and deepens as the two discover in themselves and each other a kind of ingenious practicality that readies them, together, for a rapidly changing postwar world.

Wink and Sal are charmers, and Steve Amick has captured their time and generation with uncanny freshness and flair. In their unexpected journey he gives us a beautifully understated love letter to the America that helped shape them.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Nothing But a Smile (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Steve Amick
ISBN: 1-4104-1795-6 / 978-1-4104-1795-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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March 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Nothing but a Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Amick
ISBN: 0-307-37736-9 / 978-0-307-37736-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Nothing But a Smile
Author(s): Steve Amick
ISBN: 0-307-39019-5 / 978-0-307-39019-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Nothing but a Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Amick
Publisher: Anchor
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