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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date April 11, 2006
Pages 354
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400078073
ISBN-10 1400078075
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, liberal New Yorker and single mother Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter, while Pearl's surrogate father, Joseph Kasperman, flies in from Rome to help. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: On Christmas night of 1998, Maria Meyers learns that her twenty-year-old daughter, Pearl, has chained herself outside the American embassy in Dublin, where she intends to starve herself to death. Although Maria was once a student radical and still proudly lives by her beliefs, gentle, book-loving Pearl has never been interested in politics–nor in the Catholicism her mother rejected years before. What, then, is driving her to martyr herself? Shaken by this mystery, Maria and her childhood friend (and Pearl’s surrogate father), Joseph Kasperman, both rush to Pearl’s side. As Mary Gordon tells the story of the bonds among them, she takes us deep into the labyrinths of maternal love, religious faith, and Ireland’s tragic history. Pearl is a grand and emotionally daring novel of ideas, told with the tension of a thriller.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375423154 Book cover for 9780786276448
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (June 13, 2005)
9780786276448 | details & prices | 648 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A New York Times Bestseller On Christmas night, 1998, Maria Meyers - a New York single mother with a radical past - receives a call from the State Department: her daughter, Pearl, has chained herself to the flagpole outside the American embassy in Dublin and has not eaten in six weeks.
from Pantheon Books (January 11, 2005)
9780375423154 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (April 11, 2006)
9781400078073 | details & prices | 354 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter.

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