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The Chalk Artist

(2017)
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A tender affair and the redemptive power of art are at the core of this compelling novel from National Book Award finalist Allegra Goodman, "a romantic realist who dazzles with wit [and] compassion" (The Wall Street Journal).

Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A college dropout, he waits tables and spends his free time beautifying the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his medium of choice: chalk. Collin's art captivates passersby with its vibrant colors and intricate lines - until the moment he wipes it all away. Nothing in Collin's life is meant to last. Then he meets Nina....

The daughter of a tech mogul who is revolutionizing virtual reality, Nina Lazare is trying to give back as a high school teacher - but her students won't listen to her. When Collin enters her world, he inspires her to think bigger. Nina wants to return the favor - even if it means losing him.

Against this poignant backdrop, Allegra Goodman paints a tableau of students, neighbors, and colleagues: Diana, a teenage girl trying to make herself invisible; her twin brother, Aidan, who's addicted to the games produced by Nina's father; and Daphne, a viral-marketing trickster who unites them all, for better or worse.

Wise, warm, and enchanting, The Chalk Artist is both a finely rendered portrait of modern love and a celebration of all the realms we inhabit: real and imagined, visual and virtual, seemingly independent yet hopelessly tangled.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chalk Artist: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-4000-6987-4 / 978-1-4000-6987-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chalk Artist
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-78649-088-9 / 978-1-78649-088-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Artist
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-78649-090-0 / 978-1-78649-090-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Artist
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 1-78649-193-1 / 978-1-78649-193-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Artist: Goodman Allegra
Author(s): Goodman Allegra
ISBN: 0-399-59248-2 / 978-0-399-59248-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Artist: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Artist: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Artist: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Artist: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: The Dial Press
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June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Artist
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK