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Unbecoming

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
A major new debut thriller about a small-town girl who charms her way into the world of international art fraud.

On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she's in love with. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace herself planned in exacting detail. The heist went bad - but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas rolled in her bag. And so, in Paris, begins a cat-and-mouse waiting game as Grace's web of deception and lies unravels - and she becomes another young woman entirely.

Unbecoming is an intricately plotted and psychologically nuanced heist novel that turns on suspense and slippery identity. With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith, Rebecca Scherm's mesmerizing debut is sure to entrance fans of Gillian Flynn, Marisha Pessl, and Donna Tartt.

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unbecoming (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
ISBN: 1-4104-7990-0 / 978-1-4104-7990-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unbecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
ISBN: 0-525-42750-3 / 978-0-525-42750-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
ISBN: 0-14-312831-0 / 978-0-14-312831-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unbecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
ISBN: 1-61176-360-6 / 978-1-61176-360-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unbecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unbecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unbecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Scherm
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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