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"A deeply engrossing tale of love, family, friendship, and motherhood. Stiltsville is both an elegantly crafted work of art and a great read."
Curtis Sittenfeld

One sunny morning in 1969, near the end of her first trip to Miami, twenty-six-year-old Frances Ellerby finds herself in a place called Stiltsville, a community of houses built on pilings in the middle of Biscayne Bay.

It's the first time the Atlanta native has been out on the open water, and she's captivated. On the dock of a stilt house, with the dazzling skyline in the distance and the unknowable ocean beneath her, she meets the house's owner, Dennis DuVal - and a new future reveals itself.

Turning away from her quiet, predictable life back home, Frances moves to Miami to be with Dennis. Over time, she earns the confidence of his wild-at-heart sister and wins the approval of his oldest friend. Frances and Dennis marry and have a child - but rather than growing complacent about their good fortune, they continue to face the challenges of intimacy and the complicated city they call home.

Stiltsville is the family's island oasis - until suddenly it's gone, and Frances is forced to figure out how to make her family work on dry land. Against a backdrop of lush tropical beauty, Frances and Dennis struggle with the mutability of love and Florida's weather, as well as temptation, chaos, and disappointment. But just when Frances thinks she's reached some semblance of higher ground, she must confront an obstacle so great that even the lessons she's learned about navigating the uncharted waters of family life can't keep them afloat.

With Stiltsville, Susanna Daniel weaves the beauty, violence, and humanity of Miami's coming-of-age with an enduring story of a marriage's beginning, maturity, and heartbreaking demise.

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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Stiltsville (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
ISBN: 1-4104-3384-6 / 978-1-4104-3384-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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August 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Stiltsville: A Novel
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
ISBN: 0-06-196307-0 / 978-0-06-196307-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Stiltsville: A Novel
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
ISBN: 0-06-196308-9 / 978-0-06-196308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Stiltsville
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
ISBN: 1-5226-8630-4 / 978-1-5226-8630-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Stiltsville
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Stiltsville: A Novel
Author(s): Susanna Daniel
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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