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The Jealous Kind

(2016)
(The second book in the Holland Family series)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke - an atmospheric, coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas, as the Korea War rages.

On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.

When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke's most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6349-0 / 978-1-4091-6349-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jealous Kind (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4104-9164-1 / 978-1-4104-9164-0 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5011-5882-1 / 978-1-5011-5882-7 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5011-0720-8 / 978-1-5011-0720-7 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6351-2 / 978-1-4091-6351-0 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind (Wheeler Publishing Large Print)
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August 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5011-0741-0 / 978-1-5011-0741-2 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind
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ISBN: 1-4091-6350-4 / 978-1-4091-6350-3 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5082-3485-X / 978-1-5082-3485-2 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Jealous Kind (Holland Family Series)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5100-6255-6 / 978-1-5100-6255-9 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Jealous Kind
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Jealous Kind
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5082-1168-X / 978-1-5082-1168-6 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5082-1171-X / 978-1-5082-1171-6 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Jealous Kind
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Publisher: Orion
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
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Title: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
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