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The Cardturner

(2010)
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The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner -- whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.

Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life. Through Alton's wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality -- and inspires readers to think and think again.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-606-23428-4 / 978-0-606-23428-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 1-61383-024-6 / 978-1-61383-024-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 1-4088-0850-1 / 978-1-4088-0850-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-385-67019-2 / 978-0-385-67019-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-385-73662-2 / 978-0-385-73662-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Cardturner: A Novel About Imperfect Partners and Infinite Possibilities
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-385-90619-6 / 978-0-385-90619-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 1-4088-0851-X / 978-1-4088-0851-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-385-67020-6 / 978-0-385-67020-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-385-73663-0 / 978-0-385-73663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 1-4088-1150-2 / 978-1-4088-1150-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-307-71213-3 / 978-0-307-71213-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
Author(s): Louis Sachar
ISBN: 0-307-71215-X / 978-0-307-71215-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cardturner
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cardturner: A Novel About Imperfect Partners and Infinite Possibilities
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon