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The Jigsaw Maker

(2006)
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"The pieces fit together very well indeed."
Fay Weldon


Every event in our lives that touches us, changes us but we don't always appreciate the significance of that event until something forces us to acknowledge the alteration. Lizzie Flynn is a woman who hasn't changed in years. she doesn't need to. Life is settled and all her memories are safely packed away.
And then the Jigsaw Maker takes her life apart.

"Well?" Lizzie said. 'Aren't you going to finish it? Aren't you going to put the last piece in?" On the table between them the little figure had started to shift. Shimmering at the edge of her vision he was trying to get up, to walk over and tell her himself. Without thinking about it, Lizzie's hand slid off the table to the bag hanging at the back of her chair. She felt around until she found what she was looking for. Clasping the penknife tightly in her hand, she brought it back to the table.
'Lizzie, don't look!' Anne's voice came from somewhere above her, high up in the loft. 'Go back...stay there.'
But it was too late...

When stranger Jim Nealon walks into Lizzie Flynn's shop and proposes that she help him make his beautiful jigsaws, Lizzie agrees. It's a project that she can fit into her humdrum life without making too many changes. She's about to turn fifty - she can do with the distraction. Then Jim shows her the photographs that he intends to use.
Now the settled picture that was Lizzie's life is in the air, shattered into a thousand different pieces. As she scrambles to piece her life back together, Lizzie is startled to realize that it can't be done. It was never a whole picture anyway.
And one piece is missing.

The Jigsaw Maker is the story of a woman forced to confront the events that molded her, a woman who has to piece together the events of her childhood and acknowledge the effect they had on her and those she loves. Set in Ireland, it's a mystery to be resolved, a love story to be unearthed - a jigsaw to be reconstructed.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Jigsaw Maker [Large Print] (Clipper Large Print)
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
ISBN: 1-84632-793-8 / 978-1-84632-793-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Jigsaw Maker (Transita)
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
ISBN: 1-905175-23-X / 978-1-905175-23-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transita
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Audio Editions

June 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Jigsaw Maker
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Jigsaw Maker
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
ISBN: 1-84648-209-7 / 978-1-84648-209-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Jigsaw Maker
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
ISBN: 1-84648-227-5 / 978-1-84648-227-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Jigsaw Maker
Author(s): Adrienne Dines
Publisher: Four Point Press
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