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My Real Children

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book
It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know - what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev.

Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?

Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives... and of how every life means the entire world.

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-1562-7 / 978-1-4721-1562-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 0-7653-3265-5 / 978-0-7653-3265-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 0-7653-3268-X / 978-0-7653-3268-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-1563-5 / 978-1-4721-1563-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-1972-X / 978-1-4721-1972-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-5012-5783-8 / 978-1-5012-5783-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Real Children
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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