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Bittersweet

(2013)
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In her first epic romantic novel since The Thorn Birds,Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins - all trained as nurses but each with her own ambitions - stepping into womanhood in 1920s and '30s Australia.

Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet these vivacious young women each have their own dreams for themselves: Edda wants to be a doctor, Tufts wants to organize everything, Grace won't be told what to do, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood, they are not enthusiastic about the limited prospects life holds for them.

Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses - a new option for women of their time who have previously been largely limited to the role of wives, and preferably mothers. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence. They meet men from all walks of life - local farmers, their professional colleagues, and even men with national roles and reputations - and each sister must make weighty decisions about what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always.... bittersweet.

Rendered with McCullough's trademark historical accuracy, this dramatic coming-of-age tale is wise in the ways of the human heart, one that will transport readers to a time in history that feels at once exotic and yet not so very distant from our own.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4104-7603-0 / 978-1-4104-7603-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 0-7505-3970-4 / 978-0-7505-3970-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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1990 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4767-6768-8 / 978-1-4767-6768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet: A Novel
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4767-5541-8 / 978-1-4767-5541-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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February 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-78185-587-0 / 978-1-78185-587-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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October 2013 : Australia Hardback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 0-7322-9820-2 / 978-0-7322-9820-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet: A Novel
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4767-5544-2 / 978-1-4767-5544-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet: A Novel
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-5011-1780-7 / 978-1-5011-1780-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-78185-589-7 / 978-1-78185-589-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-78185-588-9 / 978-1-78185-588-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4830-4984-1 / 978-1-4830-4984-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4830-4986-8 / 978-1-4830-4986-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4830-4985-X / 978-1-4830-4985-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2014 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bittersweet (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
ISBN: 1-4712-6374-6 / 978-1-4712-6374-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet: A Novel
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bittersweet
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


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