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The Obituary Writer

(2013)
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A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Obituary Writer (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 1-4104-5748-6 / 978-1-4104-5748-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Obituary Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 0-393-08142-7 / 978-0-393-08142-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Obituary Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 0-393-34677-3 / 978-0-393-34677-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Obituary Writer
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 1-4708-4275-0 / 978-1-4708-4275-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Obituary Writer
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 1-4708-4276-9 / 978-1-4708-4276-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Obituary Writer
Author(s): Ann Hood
ISBN: 1-4708-4273-4 / 978-1-4708-4273-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Obituary Writer
Author(s): Ann Hood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Obituary Writer
Author(s): Ann Hood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Obituary Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU