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The Whole World Over

(2006)
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Greenie Duquette is the fiery proprietor of her own Greenwich Village pastry business. When Greenie's signature coconut cake is served to the governor of New Mexico, he invites her to be his personal chef; impulsively she accepts. And when she heads west with her four-year-old son but without her husband, she sets in motion a period of adventure and upheaval - physical, emotional, sensual - not only for herself but for others who are drawn into her orbit: Alan, her psychotherapist husband, alone in New York and trying to make sense of his own life; Walter, the urbane yet old-fashioned gay man who owns the beloved village restaurant where the govenor ate Greenie's confection; Scott, Walter's teenage nephew, whose dreams of becoming a musician bring him to his uncle's doorstep; and Saga, a young woman recovering from a traumatic injury. We watch as serendipity and determination pull these lives ever more tightly together over the course of the year that culminates in the tragedy of 9/11 - a day that will galvanise each of the characters to seize life in a wholly new way. Julia Glass is at her best here: bringing a density of imagination to each character; weaving a dazzling tapestry of lives and lifetimes, of people and places; revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important, and often most tragic, connections to others. In "The Whole World Over", she has given us another novel that pays tribute to the extraordinary complexities of love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-09-179732-2 / 978-0-09-179732-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Whole World Over: A Novel (Random House Large Print (Cloth/paper))
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-7393-2645-7 / 978-0-7393-2645-9 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Whole World Over: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-375-42274-9 / 978-0-375-42274-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 1-4000-7576-9 / 978-1-4000-7576-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-09-950214-3 / 978-0-09-950214-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-09-179737-3 / 978-0-09-179737-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 0-7393-3298-8 / 978-0-7393-3298-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
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May 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 1-4159-3495-9 / 978-1-4159-3495-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: Whole World Over, The(lib)(CD)
Author(s): Julia Glass
ISBN: 1-4159-3056-2 / 978-1-4159-3056-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whole World Over
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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May 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Whole World Over: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Glass
Publisher: Anchor
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