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Moment
By Douglas Kennedy

The Moment

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Moment by Douglas Kennedy

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From the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Leaving the World "comes a tragic love story set in Cold War Berlin.Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage, his solitude is disrupted one wintry morning by the arrival of a box that is postmarked Berlin. The name on the box--Dussmann--unsettles him completely, for it belongs to the woman with whom he had an intense love affair twenty-six years ago in Berlin at a time when the city was cleaved in two and personal and political allegiances were frequently haunted by the deep shadows of the Cold War. Refusing initially to confront what he might find in that box, Thomas nevertheless is forced to grapple with a past he has never discussed with any living person and in the process relive those months in Berlin when he discovered, for the first and only time in his life, the full, extraordinary force of true love. But Petra Dussmann, the woman to whom he lost his heart, was not just a refugee from a police state, but also someone who lived with an ongoing sorrow that gradually rewrote both their destinies. A love story of great epic sweep and immense emotional power, "The Moment "explores why and how we fall in love--and the way we project on to others that which our hearts so desperately seek.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781439180792
ISBN-10: 1439180792
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Hardback (229mm x 155mm x 43mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 3-May-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Moment by Douglas Kennedy Moment, Paperback (February 2012)

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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.

Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy Woman in the Fifth, Paperback (June 2008)

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, his marriage and his relationship with his only child. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he votes with his feet and flees - to Paris.

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