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The Family Tree

(2004)
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"Funny, fast and fresh. . . . Hats off to Carole Cadwalladr. It was such a pleasure to read. . . . A rare find."
Monica Ali


"Carole Cadwalladr has written a wonderful novel that is hilarious and tragic at the same time. "
Emily Barr


"A real delight to read . . . such a delicacy of touch . . . very funny . . . hugely enjoyable "
Margaret Forster


"This is a jewel of a book. I loved it. Carole Cadwalladr is remarkably talented, and a very funny writer."
Anna Maxted


At a finger buffet held at 24 Beech Drive on the day of Charles and Diana's wedding, Rebecca Monroe's mother locked herself in the bathroom and never came out. Was it because her squidgy chocolate log collapsed? Because Rebecca's grandmother married her first cousin? Or can we never know why we do what we do? According to Rebecca's scientist husband, our genes control our fate, but Rebecca is less sure. Can science explain everything? Love? Chance? Who shot JR? Charting her family history, Rebecca discovers that it's not just a habit of quoting proverbs and a recipe for sherry trifle that have been passed down the maternal line. Three generations of mistaken marriages, dubiously fathered children and untimely deaths make up the Monroe family DNA. Is Rebecca simply the next twist in the double spiral? Or is Aunty Suzanne, the women's libber, right? That biology need not be destiny? In this tragicomic history of one British family, Carole Cadwalladr asks the most fundamental of questions: who, how and why we are.

 
Used availability for Carole Cadwalladr's The Family Tree


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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Cadwalladr Carole
ISBN: 0-385-60831-4 / 978-0-385-60831-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-7862-7625-8 / 978-0-7862-7625-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-525-94842-2 / 978-0-525-94842-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-552-77269-0 / 978-0-552-77269-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Family Tree: A Novel
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-452-28694-8 / 978-0-452-28694-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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February 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-385-60832-2 / 978-0-385-60832-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

February 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Family Tree, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 1-4159-1690-X / 978-1-4159-1690-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2004 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
ISBN: 0-14-305730-8 / 978-0-14-305730-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Family Tree
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2005 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Family Tree: A Novel
Author(s): Carole Cadwalladr
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   



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