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Crooked Heart

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small-time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.

When Noel Bostock - aged 10, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge - a 36-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it.

Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years, raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs - and what she's never had - is a cool head and the ability to make a plan.

On her own she's a disaster. With Noel she's a team.

Together they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit, and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war - and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all....

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4104-8257-X / 978-1-4104-8257-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-06-236483-9 / 978-0-06-236483-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-385-61433-0 / 978-0-385-61433-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-06-236484-7 / 978-0-06-236484-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-552-77478-2 / 978-0-552-77478-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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July 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4434-4034-5 / 978-1-4434-4034-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-385-61434-9 / 978-0-385-61434-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Export
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-5046-2544-7 / 978-1-5046-2544-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-5046-2545-5 / 978-1-5046-2545-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Crooked Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   

November 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Crooked Heart
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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