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The Maid's Version

(2013)
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The American master's first novel since Winter's Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations.

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?

Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains some solace-and peace for her sister. He is advised to "Tell it. Go on and tell it"-tell the story of his family's struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Maid'S Version (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4104-6577-2 / 978-1-4104-6577-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Maid's Version: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 0-316-20585-0 / 978-0-316-20585-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Maid's Version
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4447-3283-8 / 978-1-4447-3283-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Maid's Version: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 0-316-20588-5 / 978-0-316-20588-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Maid's Version
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4448-2077-X / 978-1-4448-2077-5 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Maid's Version
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4447-3285-4 / 978-1-4447-3285-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Maid's Version
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4447-3284-6 / 978-1-4447-3284-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Maid's Version: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 1-4789-2456-X / 978-1-4789-2456-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Maid's Version: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Maid's Version: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Maid's Version
Author(s): Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Sceptre
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