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Bread for the Baker\'s Child

Bread for the Baker's Child

(2002)
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After nearly ten years, Joseph Caldwell returns to the literary scene with a rich novel of immense and resonant scope. With Dostoevskyian ambition, Bread for the Baker's Child sets out to probe the large questions of good and evil, culpability and sacrifice, and the meaning of suffering.

In this tale of two lives immutably intertwined, Sister Rachel is a nun in a failing order, a painter with a history of madness, devoted to her dying Mother General. Her brother Phillip is an accountant serving time for embezzlement, a man capable of great violence and anger who has turned his back not simply on the church, but faith as well. They have nothing in common except for a shared childhood tragedy. Or do they?

In this masterful display of structural precision, Caldwell slowly unravels the complementary nature of these two lives - at first glance hermetically sealed from one another - until their shared fate becomes a symbiotic relationship, as though they were two sides of the same coin, intersecting and reflecting one another. Through events operatic in tone and reach, Rachel and Phillip come to redefine our notions of love and kinship, and embody the human need for redemption and forgiveness.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 1-889330-65-5 / 978-1-889330-65-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 1-889330-66-3 / 978-1-889330-66-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5318-0199-4 / 978-1-5318-0199-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Bread for the Baker's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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