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The Sand Castle

(2008)
(The fourth book in the Runnymede series)
A novel by

 
Since the publication of Rubyfruit Jungle in 1973, Rita Mae Brown has been a major American literary voice and a best-selling author. In The Sand Castle, she revisits some of her most unforgettable characters: sisters Juts and Wheezie Hunsenmeir, and Juts's precocious young daughter, Nickel.

It's August, 1952, and seven-year-old Nickel sets off for a day at the seashore with her mother, aunt, and cousin Leroy. Everyone's excited when they reach Chesapeake Bay--everyone except for Leroy, who is recently motherless and frightened of the world around him. Nickel delights in tormenting her cousin, but, as the group lounges on the beach and begins work on a magnificent sand castle, the sisters try to coax him out of his shell by telling stories about their own childhood trips to the shore. But Nickel's taunting of Leroy escalates, and the family history between her mother and aunt rises to the surface--and then a crab bites Leroy, and they must all come together. Only years later can Nickel see that day for what it truly was--a life-changing lesson about family and the pleasure and heartbreak that comes with it.

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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-8021-1870-4 / 978-0-8021-1870-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-8021-4423-3 / 978-0-8021-4423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-0821-7 / 978-1-4001-0821-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-3821-3 / 978-1-4001-3821-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-5821-4 / 978-1-4001-5821-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sand Castle
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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