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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Leaving the World


Author:  Douglas Kennedy
Publication Date:  June 15, 2010
Publisher:  Atria Books
480 pages

Donated By:  Jen (Crazy-for-Books)

On the night of her thirteenth birthday, Jane Howard made a vow to her warring parents: she would never get married, and she would never have children.

But life, as Jane comes to discover, is a profoundly random business. Many years and many lives later, she is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man named Theo. And then Jane becomes pregnant. Motherhood turns out to be a great welcome surprise—but when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows and leave the world.

Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the edge and into an obsessive search for some sort of personal redemption. Convinced that she knows more about the case than the police do, she is forced to make a decision—stay hidden or bring to light a shattering truth.

Leaving the World is a riveting portrait of a brilliant woman that reflects the way we live now, of the many routes we follow in the course of a single life, and of the arbitrary nature of destiny. A critically acclaimed international bestseller, it is also a compulsive read and one that speaks volumes about the dilemmas we face in trying to navigate our way through all that fate throws in our path. 


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Jen mailed 7/21 ~ DC # 9102785091401613022423

Tour Participants

1. Leah - done
2. Cindy - done
3. Heather - done
4. Stephanie - rcv'd 12/1; mailed 1/14 DC# 0310 2640 0000 0587 5207
5. Kathy





Reviews

Leah - Amused By Books
Cindy
Heather - Proud Book Nerd
Stephanie
Kathy

    17 comments:

    ham1299 said...

    Heather (Proud Book Nerd)
    proudbooknerd@gmail.com
    IL

    StephTheBookworm said...

    Sounds good! NY

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

    Ashley's Bookshelf said...

    Ashley C. (Ashley's Bookshelf)
    ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com
    GA

    Amused said...

    This looks good!
    Leah (Amused By Books)
    amusedbybooks@gmail.com
    CA

    Val said...

    Valorie Truth Be Told Blog
    Ca
    truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

    miss cindy :) said...

    Cindy, CA
    oodlesofbooks@yahoo.com

    Kathy (mommysreading) said...

    I would like to read this book

    Kathy in TN

    kathy at dassaro dot net

    Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

    Mailing to Leah today with DC# 9102785091401613022423

    Ashley's Bookshelf said...

    Hi. I signed up for too many tours could you please take me off this one?

    Amused said...

    Leah here - I've received the book!

    Amused said...

    Book mailed: 0306 2400 0002 7005 9891

    Amused said...

    Here's my review: http://www.amusedbybooks.com/2010/08/how-to-deal.html

    ham1299 said...

    Arrived today.

    ham1299 said...

    my review:

    http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/11/28/review-leaving-the-world/

    ham1299 said...

    Mailed today. DC: 03091140000075132141

    StephTheBookworm said...

    Hi, this arrived last week.

    StephTheBookworm said...

    Mailed to Kathy -

    0310 2640 0000 0587 5207

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