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A Scattered Life

(2010)
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'Most people have everything they need to be happy.' The words latched onto some part of Skyla's brain. She repeated the phrase to herself while she rang up books and stocked shelves. It had a certain resonance to it, but she doubted it was true.

Free-spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband Thomas. Settling into her new family and roles as wife and mother, life in rural Wisconsin is satisfying, but can't seem to quell Skyla's growing sense of restlessness. Her only reprieve is her growing friendship with neighbor Roxanne, who has five kids (and counting) and a life in constant disarray - but also a life filled with laughter and love.

Much to the dismay of her intrusive mother-in-law, Audrey, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore and slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence and confidence. Throughout one pivotal year in the life of Skyla, Audrey and Roxanne, all three very different women will learn what it means to love unconditionally. With the storytelling ingenuity of Anne Tyler, the writing talent of Jodi Picoult, and the subtlty of Alice Munro, McQuestion offers a satisfying debut that proves she is a gifted portraitist, a natural storyteller and an author to watch.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 0-547-74500-1 / 978-0-547-74500-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-935597-06-X / 978-1-935597-06-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Scattered Life, A
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-5012-7935-1 / 978-1-5012-7935-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-4558-2702-9 / 978-1-4558-2702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-4558-2703-7 / 978-1-4558-2703-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-4558-2704-5 / 978-1-4558-2704-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
ISBN: 1-4558-2705-3 / 978-1-4558-2705-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Scattered Life
Author(s): Karen McQuestion
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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