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PETER DONAHUE'S DEBUT NOVEL MADISON HOUSE, which won the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction 2005, chronicles turn-of-the-century Seattle's explosive transformation from frontier outpost to major metropolis. Maddie Ingram, owner of Madison House, and her quirky and endearing boarders find their lives inextricably linked when the city decides to re-grade Denny Hill and the fate of Madison House hangs in the balance--Maddie's albino handyman and furtive love interest, a muckraking black journalist who owns and publishes the Seattle Sentry newspaper, and an aspiring stage actress forced into prostitution and morphine addiction while working in the city's corrupt vaudeville theater, all call Madison House home. Had E.L. Doctorow and Charles Dickens met on the streets of Seattle, they couldn't have created a better book.

    

"Peter Donahue seems to have a map of old Seattle in his head. No novel extant is nearly as thorough in its presentation of the early city, and all future attempts in its historical vein will be made in light of this book." - David Guterson

"Madison House treats readers to a boarding house full of fascinating and lovable characters as they create their own identities and contribute to early 20th century life in Seattle. Every page reflects Peter Donahue's meticulous and imaginative recreation of a lively and engaging moment in American history. I loved reading this novel and sharing in the pleasures and labors of the diverse and authentic inhabitants of a remarkable city." - Sena Jeter Naslund


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Used availability for Peter Donahue's Madison House

Paperback Editions

October 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Madison House: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Donahue
ISBN: 0-9766311-0-5 / 978-0-9766311-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Madison House: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Donahue
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA