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The Heroines

The Heroines

(2007)
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"Funny and tender... a chance to see Scarlett O'Hara and Emma Bovary off duty."
Audrey Niffenegger


Although a true lover of books, Anne-Marie Entwhistle prefers not to read to her spirited daughter, Penny, especially from the likes of Madame Bovary, Gone With the Wind, or The Scarlet Letter. These novels, devoted to the lives of the Heroines that make them so irresistible, have a way of hitting too close to home -- well, to the Homestead actually, where Anne-Marie runs the quaint family-owned bed and breakfast.

In this enchanting debut novel, Penny and her mother encounter great women from classic works of literature who make the Homestead their destination of choice just as the plots of their tumultuous, unforgettable stories begin to unravel. They appear at all hours of the day and in all manners of distress. A lovesick Madame Bovary languishes in their hammock after Rodolphe has abandoned her, and Scarlett O'Hara's emotions are not easily tempered by tea and eiderdowns. These visitors long for comfort, consolation, and sometimes for more attention than the adolescent Penny wants her mother to give.

Knowing that to interfere with their stories would cause mayhem in literature, Anne-Marie does her best to make each Heroine feel at home, with a roof over her head and a shoulder to cry on. But when Penny begins to feel overshadowed by her mother's indulgence of each and every Heroine, havoc ensues, and the thirteen-year-old embarks on her own memorable tale.

Eileen Favorite's lively, fresh, and enormously entertaining novel gives readers a chance to experience their favorite Heroines all over again, or introduces these fictional women so beguilingly that further acquaintance will surely follow. Narrated by the courageous and irreverent Penny, The Heroines will make book lovers rejoice.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Heroines (Ulverscroft)
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-84782-362-9 / 978-1-84782-362-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 0-09-179617-2 / 978-0-09-179617-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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December 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Heroines: A Novel
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4165-4810-6 / 978-1-4165-4810-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Heroines: A Novel
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4165-4811-4 / 978-1-4165-4811-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 0-09-951427-3 / 978-0-09-951427-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 0-09-192114-7 / 978-0-09-192114-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4165-6639-2 / 978-1-4165-6639-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

May 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4281-8533-X / 978-1-4281-8533-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4281-8530-5 / 978-1-4281-8530-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Heroines
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
ISBN: 1-4281-8531-3 / 978-1-4281-8531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Heroines: A Novel
Author(s): Eileen Favorite
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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