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The Truth of the Matter

(2005)
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Agnes Scofield, the heroine of Dew's lovely,low-key period piece, can join Mrs. Ramsay and Mrs. Bridge at the teatable of exquisitely etched literary matrons. A respectable Ohiowidow with three grown children, Agnes is beginning to carve out anindependent middle-aged life for herself (which includes a secretlover) when, in 1947, her children all suddenly return to town. Theyhave full lives of their own, but take for granted that Mother willalways put supper on the table and never step outside her role as self-sacrificing, sexless matriarch. Dew's achievement is to captureboth Agnes' ambivalence about these demands and the dignity inher struggle to meet them."-Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)

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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Truth of the Matter
Author(s): Robb Forman Dew
ISBN: 0-7862-8384-X / 978-0-7862-8384-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Truth of the Matter: A Novel
Author(s): Robb Forman Dew
ISBN: 0-316-89004-9 / 978-0-316-89004-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Truth of the Matter: A Novel
Author(s): Robb Forman Dew
ISBN: 0-316-01330-7 / 978-0-316-01330-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Title: The Truth of the Matter
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Title: The Truth of the Matter
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