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A powerful suspense story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack.

While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite -- and pouncing on her parents as prey.

At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna's heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.

This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna's young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her.

Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, The Bear is a transporting tale of loss -- but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.

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"An emotional tour de force." - Megan Abbott


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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bear
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 1-84655-719-4 / 978-1-84655-719-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bear: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 0-316-23012-X / 978-0-316-23012-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Bear
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 1-4448-2360-4 / 978-1-4448-2360-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-385-67904-1 / 978-0-385-67904-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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February 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bear
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ISBN: 1-4000-2661-X / 978-1-4000-2661-6 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-23009-X / 978-0-316-23009-4 (USA edition)
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear
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ISBN: 0-09-958146-9 / 978-0-09-958146-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear
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ISBN: 1-84655-720-8 / 978-1-84655-720-0 (UK edition)
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 0-385-67902-5 / 978-0-385-67902-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bear: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear
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Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear
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