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Tiny Americans

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
From the National Bestselling author of The Boat Runner comes a poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world—perfect for fans of the film Boyhood.

Western New York, 1978: Jamie, Lewis, and Connor Thurber watch their parents’ destructive dance of loving, hating, and drinking. Terrance Thurber spends this year teaching his children about the natural world: they listen to the heartbeat of trees, track animal footprints, sleep under the star-filled sky. Despite these lessons, he doesn’t show them how to survive without him. And when these seasons of trying and failing to quit booze and be a better man are over, Terrance is gone.

Alone with their artist mother, Catrin, the Thurber children are left to grapple with the anger they feel for the one parent who deserted them and a growing resentment for the one who didn’t. As Catrin withdraws into her own world, Jamie throws herself into painting while her brothers smash out their rage in brutal, no-holds-barred football games with neighborhood kids. Once they can leave—Jamie for college, Lewis for the navy, and Connor for work—they don’t look back.

But Terrance does. Crossing the country, sobering up, and starting over has left him with razor-sharp regret. Terrance doesn’t know that Jamie, now an academic, inhabits an ever-shrinking circle of loneliness; that Lewis, a merchant marine, fears life on dry land; that Connor struggles to connect with the son he sees teetering on an all-too-familiar edge. He only knows that he has one last try to build a bridge, through the years, to his family.

Composed of a series of touchstone moments, Tiny Americans is a thrilling and bittersweet rendering of a family that, much like the tides, continues to come together and drift apart.

 

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Epic in scope, Tiny Americans is a poignant examination of the ties that bind a family, and how enduring those ties may be." - Kathleen Barber


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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
ISBN: 0-06-288624-X / 978-0-06-288624-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
ISBN: 0-06-285607-3 / 978-0-06-285607-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Tiny Americans
Author(s): Ann Marie Lee
ISBN: 1-982610-21-2 / 978-1-982610-21-0
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March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Tiny Americans
Author(s): Devin Murphy
ISBN: 1-982610-20-4 / 978-1-982610-20-3
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March 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
ISBN: 1-982610-22-0 / 978-1-982610-22-7
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tiny Americans: A Novel
Author(s): Devin Murphy
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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