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Playing With Matches

(2012)
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When I felt truly lost - which was most of the time - I went out to the narrow lot and sat down in the weeds. From there I could observe both houses. After all, I had two eyes, didn't I? Two nostrils, two arms, two knobby knees. The trouble was, I had only one heart.

Growing up in False River, Mississippi, Clea Shine learned early that a small town is no place for big secrets. Having fled years ago in the wake of a tragedy and now settled with a family of her own, she faces a turning point in her marriage and seeks refuge in the one place she vowed never to return.

Clea's homecoming is bittersweet. Reunited with Jerusha Lovemore, the kindly neighbor who raised her, Clea gains a sense of love and comfort, but still cannot escape the ghosts of her past: the abandonment by her disreputable mother, her constant search for belonging, the truth behind that fateful night from long ago. Once outspoken and impulsive, Clea now seeks only redemption and peace of mind. And as a hurricane threatens to hit False River, everything she has tried to forget may finally be exposed once and for all.

A mesmerizing and poignant work by a master of the Soutern novel, Playing with Matches is a stunning tale of guilt, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds of family.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
ISBN: 1-84916-198-4 / 978-1-84916-198-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
ISBN: 0-85738-199-7 / 978-0-85738-199-6 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Playing with Matches)] [ By (author) Carolyn Wall ] [June, 2014]
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches: A Novel
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
ISBN: 0-345-52569-8 / 978-0-345-52569-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
ISBN: 1-78087-547-9 / 978-1-78087-547-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Playing with Matches: A Novel
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Carolyn Wall
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU