The Book Borrower
By (author) Alice Mattison
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Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
Book DescriptionOn the day they first meet in a city playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a book called Trolley Girl, the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike in the 1920s, written by the sister of a fiery Jewish revolutionary who played an important, ultimately tragic role in the events. Young mothers with babies, Toby and Deborah become instant friends. It is a relationship that will endure for decades through the vagaries of marriage, career, and child-rearing, through heated discussions of politics, ethics, and life until an insurmountable argument takes the two women down divergent paths. But in the aftermath of crisis and sorrow, it is a borrowed book, long set aside and forgotten, that will unite Toby and Deborah once again."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061153020
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alice Mattison
Kite and the String, Hardback (August 2016)
A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher.
Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, Paperback / softback (September 2008)
From critically acclaimed author Mattison comes a profoundly moving meditation on love, friendship, and the unforgotten past.
In Case We're Separated, Paperback / softback (November 2006)» View all books by Alice Mattison
The author of "The Book Borrower" brings together 13 connected tales that trace a family of women across generations.
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