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Guernica

(2008)
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An extraordinary epic of love, family and war set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during, and after its destruction by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.

Calling to mind such timeless war-and-love classics as Corelli's Mandolin and The English Patient, Guernica is a transporting novel that thrums with the power of storytelling and is peopled with characters driven by grit and heart.

In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard, and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition. In the midst of this isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life - he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is a charismatic and graceful dancer who has her pick of the bachelors in Guernica, but focuses only on the charming and mysterious Miguel. The two discover a love that war and tragedy can not destroy.

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation; for the world, it was an unprecedented crime against humanity. In his first novel, Boling reintroduces the event and paints his own picture of a people so strong, vibrant, and proud that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their values, their country, and their loved ones.

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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Guernica (Charnwood)
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-84782-799-3 / 978-1-84782-799-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Guernica
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 0-330-46065-X / 978-0-330-46065-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-59691-563-3 / 978-1-59691-563-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-59691-637-0 / 978-1-59691-637-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Guernica
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 0-330-50675-7 / 978-0-330-50675-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Guernica
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 0-330-46066-8 / 978-0-330-46066-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Guernica
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 0-330-46107-9 / 978-0-330-46107-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-4001-0873-X / 978-1-4001-0873-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-4001-3873-6 / 978-1-4001-3873-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-4001-5873-7 / 978-1-4001-5873-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Guernica: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Guernica
Author(s): Dave Boling
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   



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