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Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty years of marriage. The book begins on the day that the Hays are to finalize their divorce. Kelly is due to be in court, but instead she drives from her home in Pensacola, Florida, across the panhandle to New Orleans and checks into Room 303 at the Olivier House in the city's French Quarter - the hotel where she and Michael fell in love some twenty years earlier and where she now finds herself about to make a decision that will forever affect her, Michael, and their nineteen-year-old daughter, Samantha.

Butler masterfully weaves scenes of the present with memories from both the viewpoint of Michael and Kelly - scenes that span twenty years, taking the reader back to critical moments in the couple's relationship and showing two people deeply in love but also struggling with their own insecurities and inabilities to express this love.

An intelligent, deeply moving, and remarkably written portrait of a relationship that reads as a cross between a romance novel and a literary page turner, A Small Hotel is a masterful story that will remind readers once again why Robert Olen Butler has been called the 'best living American writer' (Jeff Guinn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: A Small Hotel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-1987-5 / 978-0-8021-1987-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: A Small Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-4583-3 / 978-0-8021-4583-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Small Hotel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Small Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 1-61120-467-4 / 978-1-61120-467-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Small Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 1-61120-470-4 / 978-1-61120-470-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Small Hotel: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove Press
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