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The Good Dream

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
From The New York Times bestselling author comes a poignant, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel about an unlikely path to motherhood, and of two lost souls healing each other

1950 Tennessee, a time and place that straddles the past and present. Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid by the town (though she's only in her early thirties) and she takes that label with good humor and a grain of salt. Ever since her parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and a claim of not needing anyone. But her mother's death hit her harder than anyone suspects and Ivorie wonders if she will be alone forever.

When she realizes that someone has been stealing vegetables from her garden - a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills - something about him haunts Ivorie. She can't imagine what would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden. But what she truly can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town - a community that would rather let secrets stay secret.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
ISBN: 0-312-36777-5 / 978-0-312-36777-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Dream (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
ISBN: 1-4104-4717-0 / 978-1-4104-4717-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
ISBN: 1-250-03187-7 / 978-1-250-03187-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Dream
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
ISBN: 1-4272-2187-1 / 978-1-4272-2187-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Dream
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Good Dream
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
ISBN: 1-4272-2188-X / 978-1-4272-2188-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Good Dream
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Dream
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Dream: A Novel
Author(s): Donna VanLiere
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU