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From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. She finds salvation in art, but the cost is high. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family’s future. One by one, the siblings take turns telling the story—Robert, a doctor like their father; Rebecca, a psychiatrist; Ryan, a schoolteacher; and James, the malcontent, the problem child, the only one who hasn’t settled down—their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history. Reviewers have praised Ann Packer’s “brilliant ear for character” (The New York Times Book Review), her “naturalist’s vigilance for detail, so that her characters seem observed rather than invented” (The New Yorker), and the “utterly lifelike quality of her book’s everyday detail” (The New York Times). Her talents are on dazzling display in The Children’s Crusade, an extraordinary study in character, a rare and wise examination of the legacy of early life on adult children attempting to create successful families and identities of their own. This is Ann Packer’s most deeply affecting book yet.

Hardcover:

9781476710457 | Scribner, April 7, 2015, cover price $26.99

Paperback:

9781476710464 | Reprint edition (Scribner, April 5, 2016), cover price $16.00
9780515070934, titled "So Wicked the Heart" | Reissue edition (Jove Pubns, September 1, 1982), cover price $3.25 | also contains So Wicked the Heart

CD/Spoken Word:

9781442383876 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, April 7, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.

Library:

9781628996067 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, July 1, 2015), cover price $36.95

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The major new novel from the prizewinning author of Out Stealing Horses.      Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends -- but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist. Then one winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving of the friendship. Now Jim is standing on the bridge, fishing, when Tommy drives by in his expensive new Mercedes. I Refuse follows both men during the course of the fateful day that follows.     Per Petterson's outstanding new novel is broader in scope than many of his previous novels, but as powerful and moving as anything he has ever written.
By Don Bartlett (trans)

Hardcover:

9781555976996 | Graywolf Pr, April 7, 2015, cover price $25.00

Paperback:

9781555977405 | Graywolf Pr, May 17, 2016, cover price $16.00
9781846557828 | Gardners Books, October 23, 2014, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The major new novel from the prizewinning author of Out Stealing Horses.

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Here is an exceptionally engaging first novel from a commanding new voice in fiction, author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed story collection The Theory of Light and Matter. The Harding family is teetering on the brink. Elson -- once one of Houston's most promising architects, but who never quite lived up to expectations -- is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years. Their grown son Richard is still living at home, driving his mother's minivan, working at a local coffee shop, and resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. And when Chloe Harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college for reasons she can't explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings' lives really start to unravel. Chloe returns to Houston, but she may be in greater danger than ever before. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.

Hardcover:

9780307273512 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 4, 2012, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9780307475183 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 4, 2013), cover price $15.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781470808723 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 4, 2012), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Here is an exceptionally engaging first novel from a commanding new voice in fiction, author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed story collection The Theory of Light and Matter.
9781470808730 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 4, 2012), cover price $29.95

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CD/Spoken Word:

9781470808716 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 4, 2012), cover price $100.00

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