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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Orb Books
Publication date January 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312873110
ISBN-10 0312873115
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
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Summary
Thomas Abbey, a schoolteacher and son of a film star, lives with uncertainty and indecision as he tries to forge relationship in the real world. 20,000 first printing. printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would be.

Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son of a film star, doesn't know who he is or what he wants--in life, in love, or in his relationship with the strange and intense Saxony Gardner. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children's tales who died at forty-four.

Now Thomas and Saxony have come to France's hometown, the dreamy Midwestern town of Galen, Missouri, to write France's biography. Warned in advance that France's family may oppose them, they're surprised to find France's daughter warmly welcoming instead. But slowly they begin to see that something fantastic and horrible is happening. The magic of Marshall France has extended far beyond the printed page...leaving them with a terrifying task to undertake.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670417551
 
from Viking Pr (September 1, 1980)
9780670417551 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey travels into the enchanting supernatural when he begins the biography of his childhood idol, writer Marshall France, ironically aided by France's daughter Anna, who worshipped Abbey's own movie-star father
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312873110 Book cover for 9780441469871
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Orb Books (January 1, 2001); titled "The Land of Laughs"
9780312873110 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Thomas Abbey, a schoolteacher and son of a film star, lives with uncertainty and indecision as he tries to forge a relationship in the real world.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (October 1, 1983); titled "The Land of Laughs"
9780441469871 | details & prices | List price $2.50
About: Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey travels into the enchanting supernatural when he begins the biography of his childhood idol, writer Marshall France, ironically aided by France's daughter Anna, who worshipped Abbey's own movie-star father
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Orb Books (February 10, 2001); titled "The Land of Laughs"
9780312700898 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $9.99

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