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Calling Me Home

(2013)
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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship.

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow.

Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : Hardback
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Title: Calling me home (in Danish)
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 8740004775 / 978-8740004779
Publisher: Politikens Forlag
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Calling Me Home (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4104-5597-1 / 978-1-4104-5597-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Calling Me Home: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-250-01452-2 / 978-1-250-01452-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Calling Me Home: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-250-02043-3 / 978-1-250-02043-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4472-1256-8 / 978-1-4472-1256-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4472-2755-7 / 978-1-4472-2755-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4708-3895-8 / 978-1-4708-3895-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Calling Me Home (Library Edition)
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4708-3896-6 / 978-1-4708-3896-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
ISBN: 1-4708-3894-X / 978-1-4708-3894-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Calling Me Home: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Calling Me Home: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Calling Me Home
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: Pan
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Calling Me Home: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Kibler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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