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San Miguel

(2012)
A novel by

 
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Women, a historical novel about three women's lives on a California island

On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full of struggle and hope, are the subject of T. C. Boyle's haunting new novel.

Thirty-eight-year-old Marantha Waters arrives on San Miguel on New Year's Day 1888 to restore her failing health. Joined by her husband, a stubborn, driven Civil War veteran who will take over the operation of the sheep ranch on the island, Marantha strives to persevere in the face of the hardships, some anticipated and some not, of living in such brutal isolation. Two years later their adopted teenage daughter, Edith, an aspiring actress, will exploit every opportunity to escape the captivity her father has imposed on her. Time closes in on them all and as the new century approaches, the ranch stands untenanted. And then in March 1930, Elise Lester, a librarian from New York City, settles on San Miguel with her husband, Herbie, a World War I veteran full of manic energy. As the years go on they find a measure of fulfillment and serenity; Elise gives birth to two daughters, and the family even achieves a celebrity of sorts. But will the peace and beauty of the island see them through the impending war as it had seen them through the Depression?

Rendered in Boyle's accomplished, assured voice, with great period detail and utterly memorable characters, this is a moving and dramatic work from one of America's most talented and inventive storytellers.

 
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Used availability for T Coraghessan Boyle's San Miguel


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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-3069-8 / 978-1-4088-3069-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: San Miguel (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4104-5114-3 / 978-1-4104-5114-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-670-02624-7 / 978-0-670-02624-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-14-750975-0 / 978-0-14-750975-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-3137-6 / 978-1-4088-3137-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-4259-9 / 978-1-4088-4259-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-3070-1 / 978-1-4088-3070-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN: 0-670-02629-8 / 978-0-670-02629-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Der Horverlag
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

October 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4703-2577-2 / 978-1-4703-2577-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books.
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: San Miguel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: San Miguel: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Penguin Books
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