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The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D

(2012)
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Before there were blogs, there were journals. And in them we'd write as we really were, not as we wanted to appear. But there comes a day when journals outlive us. And with them, our secrets.

Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew.

The complicated portrait of Elizabeth - her troubled upbringing, and her route to marriage and motherhood - makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her own deepest beliefs about loyalty and honesty at a period of uncertainty in her own marriage.

The more Kate reads, the more she learns the complicated truth of who Elizabeth really was, and rethinks her own choices as a wife, mother, and professional, and the legacy she herself would want to leave behind. When an unfamiliar man's name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn't know about her friend, including where she was really going on the day she died.
Set in the anxious summer after the September 11th attacks, this story of two women - their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears - considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.

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"I loved this bittersweet novel, which manages to be both a compelling mystery and a wise meditation on friendship, marriage and motherhood in an age of great anxiety. Bernier will have you thinking about her characters long after you've turned the final page." - J Courtney Sullivan


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December 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
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ISBN: 1-4104-5363-4 / 978-1-4104-5363-1 (USA edition)
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.: A Novel
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.: A Novel
Author(s): Nichole Bernier
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. : A Novel
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ISBN: 1-62064-086-4 / 978-1-62064-086-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.: A Novel
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Author(s): Nichole Bernier
ISBN: 0-7927-8923-7 / 978-0-7927-8923-9 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Author(s): Nichole Bernier
ISBN: 0-7927-8925-3 / 978-0-7927-8925-3 (USA edition)
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June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.: A Novel
Author(s): Nichole Bernier
Publisher: Broadway Books
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