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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Publication date July 4, 2013
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781408840863
ISBN-10 1408840863
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.90
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of the Second World War. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life. In this, Gail Godwin's fourteenth novel, she evokes shades of The Turn of the Screw as she explores the inequality of relationships between adults and children in a taut, subtle and moving tale of love, regret, and the things we can't undo.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781408840863 Book cover for 9781410460479 Book cover for 9781620401200
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 28, 2013)
9781410460479 | details & prices | 399 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.19 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (July 4, 2013)
9781408840863 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.90
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of the Second World War.
from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (May 7, 2013)
9781620401200 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.10 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.
Paperback
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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (July 3, 2014)
9781408840894 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $13.95
Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (March 4, 2014)
9781620401224 | details & prices | 294 pages | 5.51 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.

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