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The Purchase

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
In 1798, Daniel Dickinson, a young Quaker father and widower, leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagonful of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever, and sets in motion a chain of events that lead to two murders and the family's strange relationship with a runaway slave named Bett.

Stripped down and as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life, Spalding's writing is nothing short of stunning, as it instantly envelops the reader in the world and time of the novel, and follows the lives of unforgettable characters. Inspired by stories of the author's own ancestors, The Purchase is a resonant, powerful and timeless novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Purchase (Thorndike Large Print Western)
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 1-4328-5438-0 / 978-1-4328-5438-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Purchase: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 0-307-90841-0 / 978-0-307-90841-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 0-7710-7935-4 / 978-0-7710-7935-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 0-7352-5326-9 / 978-0-7352-5326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 0-8041-7326-5 / 978-0-8041-7326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 1-908737-51-4 / 978-1-908737-51-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
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August 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 0-7710-7936-2 / 978-0-7710-7936-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Purchase (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 1-4712-4669-8 / 978-1-4712-4669-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
ISBN: 1-5100-4043-9 / 978-1-5100-4043-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Purchase: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: Anchor
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Purchase
Author(s): Linda Spalding
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA