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The Almond Picker

(2005)
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In the village of Roccacolomba, Sicily, in 1963, La Mennulara ('the woman who gathers almonds') lies dead. For more than forty years she had been at the heart of the Afallipe family, one of the richest families in Roccacolomba, first as a humble maidservant and then rising to manager of the family estates. Now, at her death, the gossip among the villagers is reaching fever pitch as each character begins to wonder just how La Mennulara managed to amass such a large fortune. Was she stealing from her masters, the greedy Afallipe family, or trying to save them? Will La Mennulara's death reveal her to be a monster or a saint?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Almond Picker
Author(s): Simonetta Agnello Hornby
ISBN: 0-670-91539-4 / 978-0-670-91539-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Almond Picker: A Novel
Author(s): Simonetta Agnello Hornby
ISBN: 0-374-18234-5 / 978-0-374-18234-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Almond Picker
Author(s): Simonetta Agnello Hornby
ISBN: 0-14-101909-3 / 978-0-14-101909-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Almond Picker
Author(s): Simonetta Hornby
ISBN: 0-312-42506-6 / 978-0-312-42506-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2005 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Unknown
Author(s): ALASTAIR SIMONETTA AGNELLO translated from the Italian by MCEWEN HORNBY
ISBN: 1-921145-17-X / 978-1-921145-17-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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