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We Are Not Ourselves
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date August 19, 2014
Pages 620
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476756660
ISBN-10 147675666X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.16 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $28.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times

The instant New York Times bestseller the Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as “a gripping family saga, maybe the best…since The Corrections.”

Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on how much alcohol has been consumed. From an early age, Eileen wished that she lived somewhere else. She sets her sights on upper class Bronxville, New York, and an American Dream is born.

Driven by this longing, Eileen places her stock and love in Ed Leary, a handsome young scientist, and with him begins a family. Over the years Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house. It slowly becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper, more incomprehensive psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future.

Described by The New York Times Book Review as “A long, gorgeous epic, full of love and caring…one of the best novels you’ll read this year,” We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties. Through the lives of these characters, Thomas charts the story of the American Century. The result is, “stunning…The joys of this book are the joys of any classic work of literature—for that is what this is destined to become—superbly rendered small moments that capture both an individual life and the universality of that person’s experience” (The Washington Post).

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410475480 Book cover for 9781476756660
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 7, 2015)
9781410475480 | details & prices | 843 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $31.99
The price comparison is for this edition
from Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)
9781476756660 | details & prices | 620 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.16 lbs | List price $28.00
About: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller the Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as “a gripping family saga, maybe the best…since The Corrections.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (June 9, 2015)
9781594138911 | details & prices | 841 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.06 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The product of a stormy upbringing in an Irish Catholic enclave of New York City, Eileen craves stability.
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (June 2, 2015)
9781476756677 | details & prices | 620 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller The Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as “a gripping family saga, maybe the best…since The Corrections.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Mare Winningham (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)
9781442369986 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $49.99
Library
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With Donald Charles | from Childrens Pr (February 1, 1988); titled "Mira Las Formas Con Gato Galano/Calico Cat Looks Around"
9780516334363 | details & prices | 8.25 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.30
This edition also contains Mira Las Formas Con Gato Galano/Calico Cat Looks Around
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (June 2, 2015)
9780606370950 | details & prices | List price $28.20
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