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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England

(2007)
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As a teenager, it was never Sam Pulsifer's intention to torch an American landmark, and he certainly never planned to kill two people in the blaze. To this day, he still wonders why that young couple was upstairs in bed in the Emily Dickinson House after hours.

After serving ten years in prison for his crime, Sam is determined to put the past behind him. He fifinishes college, begins a career, falls in love, gets married, has two adorable kids, and buys a home. His low-profifile life is chugging along quite nicely until the past comes crashing through his front door.

As the homes of Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and even a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, go up in smoke, Sam becomes the number one suspect. Finding the real culprit is the only way to clear his name—but sometimes there's a terrible price to pay for the truth.

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England is a tour de force—a novel disguised as a memoir, a mystery that cloaks itself in humor, and an artful piece of literature that bites the hand that breeds it.

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Hardback Editions

December 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England (Charnwood)
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-84782-459-5 / 978-1-84782-459-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-4104-0285-1 / 978-1-4104-0285-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England: A Novel
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-56512-551-7 / 978-1-56512-551-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 0-09-953296-4 / 978-0-09-953296-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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November 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-921351-89-6 / 978-1-921351-89-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-56512-614-9 / 978-1-56512-614-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 0-09-951995-X / 978-0-09-951995-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 0-434-01841-4 / 978-0-434-01841-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-4159-4447-4 / 978-1-4159-4447-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: books on tape
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Author(s): Brock Clarke
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England: A Novel
Author(s): Brock Clarke
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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