Leaving the World
Airport / Export ed
By (author) Douglas Kennedy
Leaving the World book by Douglas Kennedy
From the bestselling author of The Woman in the Fifth and The Pursuit of Happiness comes a devastating new novel. Years after vowing to herself and her parents to never marry, have children and lead the resentful life they chose, Jane, now a Harvard professor, falls unexpectedly pregnant. Resolved as she's been to childlessness, she begins to warm to the idea of motherhood, even with a partner who is increasingly absent. But a devastating turn of events takes the decision out of her hands in a way she could never have predicted. Her familiar world torn apart, Jane feels forced to leave her old life behind. She resigns from her job, cuts all ties with friends and family and moves to a place where no one will find her. Isolated, she feels she has finally succeeded in leaving her world. Yet when a young girl disappears, prompting a high-profile police investigation, Jane is drawn in. Convinced that the person at the heart of the case is much closer to her new community than anyone realises, she has to make a decision to either stay hidden or bring to light a shocking truth. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (232mm x 154mm x 36mm)
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Woman in the Fifth, Paperback (February 2012)
Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job and his marriage. He flees to Paris where Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger, walks into his life. But their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events.
Moment, Paperback (February 2012)
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Leaving the World, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Douglas Kennedy
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 discovers, is a random business. Many years and many lives later, she is a professor in Boston, in love with an erratic man named Theo. And then she falls pregnant.
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