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Three Stages of Amazement

Three Stages of Amazement

(2011)
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A sweeping, richly compassionate novel about marriage, ambition, and the reclaiming of love - by the bestselling novelist and cofounder of Narrative magazine.

Many love stories end in marriage; rare is the love story that begins with one - already promised, already worn. Set in San Francisco during the first year of Obama's presidency, Three Stages of Amazement deftly charts the struggles and triumphs of Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper, still believe they can have it all--sex, love, marriage, children, career, brilliance. But life delivers surprises and tests--a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover. Touched by tragedy and by ordinary hopes unmet, Lena and Charlie must face, for the first time in their lives, real limitation.

Fifteen years after her stunning debut, Rise the Euphrates, Carol Edgarian has created a panoramic and deeply moving story about business and family and the demands of love in our time. She takes readers on a spellbinding journey inside America today, with an unforgettable cast of characters including Cal Rusch, Lena's uncle, a Silicon Valley titan, and Ivy, his socialite wife, who engender complication in the lives of all the people they touch: their grown children, business partners, friends, the servants and workers upon whom the glamorous life depends--and Lena, whose quest for grace is the pulse of this gorgeous novel.

As Lena and Charlie, Ivy and Cal, face the temptations of their youth and the fantasy of the redo, they discover that real life is the ultimate challenge. Told with eloquence and compassion, Three Stages of Amazement is a true thriller of the heart, a riveting story about confronting adversity, gaining wisdom, and finding great love.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Three Stages of Amazement (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Carol Edgarian
ISBN: 1-61173-044-9 / 978-1-61173-044-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Three Stages of Amazement: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Edgarian
ISBN: 1-4391-9830-6 / 978-1-4391-9830-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Three Stages of Amazement: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Edgarian
ISBN: 1-4391-9831-4 / 978-1-4391-9831-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Three Stages of Amazement: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Edgarian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Three Stages of Amazement: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Edgarian
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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