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Palisades Park

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park

Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey - especially for seven-year-old Antoinette, who horrifies her mother by insisting on the unladylike nickname Toni, and her brother, Jack. Toni helps her parents, Eddie and Adele Stopka, at the stand where they sell homemade French fries amid the roar of the Cyclone roller coaster. There is also the lure of the world's biggest salt-water pool, complete with divers whose astonishing stunts inspire Toni, despite her mother's insistence that girls can't be high divers.

But a family of dreamers doesn't always share the same dreams, and then the world intrudes: There's the Great Depression, and Pearl Harbor, which hits home in ways that will split the family apart; and perils like fire and race riots in the park. Both Eddie and Jack face the dangers of war, while Adele has ambitions of her own - and Toni is determined to take on a very different kind of danger in impossible feats as a high diver. Yet they are all drawn back to each other - and to Palisades Park - until the park closes forever in 1971.Evocative and moving, with the trademark brilliance at transforming historical events into irresistible fiction that made Alan Brennert's Moloka'i and Honolulu into reading group favorites, Palisades Park takes us back to a time when life seemed simpler - except, of course, it wasn't.

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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Palisades Park
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 0-312-64372-1 / 978-0-312-64372-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Palisades Park (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-4104-5717-6 / 978-1-4104-5717-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Palisades Park: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Brennert
ISBN: 1-250-03817-0 / 978-1-250-03817-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Palisades Park
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Palisades Park
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Palisades Park
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Palisades Park: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Brennert
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA