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The Jealous Kind

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

 
From award-winning New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke - an atmospheric, powerful coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms.

On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problem - as does Grady's father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead.

In The Jealous Kind, "modern master" (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can't help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Used availability for James Lee Burke's The Jealous Kind


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6349-0 / 978-1-4091-6349-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind: A Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5011-5882-1 / 978-1-5011-5882-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4328-3999-3 / 978-1-4328-3999-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6351-2 / 978-1-4091-6351-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: 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)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6350-4 / 978-1-4091-6350-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind: A Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5082-3485-X / 978-1-5082-3485-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind (Holland Family Series)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5100-6255-6 / 978-1-5100-6255-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-5082-1168-X / 978-1-5082-1168-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Jealous Kind: A Novel (A Holland Family Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA   


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