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Household Words

(1980)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award: "Unqualified praise goes to this rarity: an extraordinary novel about ordinary people."--Chicago Tribune

The year is 1940, and Rhoda Taber is pregnant with her first child. Satisfied with her comfortable house in a New Jersey suburb and her reliable husband, Leonard, she expects that her life will be predictable and secure. Surprised by an untimely death, an unexpected illness, and the contrary natures of her two daughters, Rhoda finds that fate undermines her sense of entitlement and security. Shrewd, wry, and sometimes bitter, Rhoda reveals herself to be a wonderfully flawed and achingly real woman caught up in the unexpectedness of her own life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Household Words
Author(s): Joan Silber
ISBN: 0-670-38037-7 / 978-0-670-38037-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Household Words: A Novel
Author(s): Joan Silber
ISBN: 0-393-32823-6 / 978-0-393-32823-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Household Words
Author(s): Joan Silber
ISBN: 0-14-008401-0 / 978-0-14-008401-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

November 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Household Words: A Novel
Author(s): Joan Silber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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