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The Heart Has Its Reasons

(2014)
A novel by

 
Declared "a writer to watch" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times best-selling author Maria Duenas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances.

With her debut novel The Time in Between, Maria Duenas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the "Spanish Downton Abbey" by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: "From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace." Now Duenas returns with a novel about a heartbroken woman's attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world.

Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of 20 years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life.

With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes listeners from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one's life anew.

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Maria Duenas
ISBN: 1-4104-7792-4 / 978-1-4104-7792-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
Author(s): Maria Duenas
ISBN: 1-4516-6833-3 / 978-1-4516-6833-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons
Author(s): Maria Duenas
ISBN: 1-4516-6835-X / 978-1-4516-6835-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
Author(s): Maria Duenas
ISBN: 1-4767-9629-7 / 978-1-4767-9629-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
Author(s): Maria Duenas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
Author(s): Maria Duenas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
Author(s): Maria Duenas
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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