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The Shadow Catcher

(2007)
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The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras: the first fraught passion between turn-of-the-twentieth-century icon Edward Curtis (1868-1952) and his muse-wife, Clara; and a twenty-first-century journey of redemption.

Narrated in the first person by a reimagined writer named Marianne Wiggins, the novel begins in Hollywood, where top producers are eager to sentimentalize the complicated life of Edward Curtis as a sunny biopic: "It's got the outdoors. It's got adventure. It's got the do-good element." Yet, contrary to Curtis's esteemed public reputation as servant to his nation, the artist was an absent husband and disappearing father. Jump to the next generation, when Marianne's own father, John Wiggins (1920-1970), would live and die in equal thrall to the impulse of wanderlust.

Were the two men running from or running to? Dodging the false beacons of memory and legend, Marianne amasses disparate clues -- photographs and hospital records, newspaper clippings and a rare white turquoise bracelet -- to recover those moments that went unrecorded, "to hear the words only the silent ones can speak." The Shadow Catcher, fueled by the great American passions for love and land and family, chases the silhouettes of our collective history into the bright light of the present.

Genre: Historical

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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shadow Catcher (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
ISBN: 0-7862-9852-9 / 978-0-7862-9852-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shadow Catcher: A Novel
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
ISBN: 0-7432-6520-3 / 978-0-7432-6520-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shadow Catcher: A Novel
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
ISBN: 0-7432-6521-1 / 978-0-7432-6521-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Shadow Catcher
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
ISBN: 1-72131-502-0 / 978-1-72131-502-4
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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August 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Catcher
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow Catcher
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Shadow Catcher Lib/E
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
ISBN: 0-7927-4893-X / 978-0-7927-4893-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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June 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow Catcher: A Novel
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2007 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow Catcher: A Novel
Author(s): Marianne Wiggins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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