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The Jealous Kind

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

 
New York Times bestseller and "the best fiction writer in the country" (Bill O'Reilly, New York Times bestselling author) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series, an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms.

On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you'd expect; stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard's feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron's newfound confidence helps catch Valerie's eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron.

You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron's extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in "this dark, atmospheric story" (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates 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.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

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)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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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)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind (Wheeler Publishing Large Print)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4328-3999-3 / 978-1-4328-3999-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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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)
Publisher: Orion
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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)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-6350-4 / 978-1-4091-6350-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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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)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Jealous Kind
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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


Kindle Editions

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


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


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



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