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The Thin Place

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girls unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lakes beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel. THE THIN PLACE is the story of these girls, their town, and the worldly and otherworldly forces that come into play there over one summer. Writing at the peak of her powers, Kathryn Davis draws on commonplace formspolice blotters, garden almanacs, Sunday sermons, horoscopes, and diariesto convey the rich rhythms of life in Varennes. From the ladies in the old-folks home to trappers, lawyers, teachers, ministers, drug addictseven the dogs and cats, beavers and bearsshe peoples this novel with astonishingly vivid beings. The extraordinary comes to visit an ordinary town.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thin Place: A Novel
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 0-316-73504-3 / 978-0-316-73504-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
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January 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Thin Place (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 1-58547-766-4 / 978-1-58547-766-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 0-316-01424-9 / 978-0-316-01424-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 0-7394-7377-8 / 978-0-7394-7377-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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Audio Editions

April 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 1-4001-0221-9 / 978-1-4001-0221-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 1-4001-3221-5 / 978-1-4001-3221-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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February 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Thin Place
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 1-4001-5221-6 / 978-1-4001-5221-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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