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This is an auction for STATE OF THE UNION by Douglas Kennedy.

"Kennedy's emotionally charged, reader-friendly tale of a woman on the verge will please his fans."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com reviews:

"FIVE STARS!! It was an incredible read that made me think about the characters and their actions long after I finished reading the book. This is one of those books that will engage you from beginning to end by it's persuasive detail about one woman's emotional life. The author has an incredible ability to understand the minds of women."

"In Douglas Kennedy’s riveting new novel Hannah Buchan leads an orderly life in a small town in Maine — a schoolteacher, married to a doctor, with two grown up children. However, her past conceals a secret. Thirty years ago she had a brief fling with Tobias Judson, a high profile student activist, which she had reconciled to that internal, off-limits attic room marked “Ancient History.” But when Tobias suddenly pops up out of nowhere with a book about his radical years, her life goes into free-fall. And before she knows it, Hannah discovers that a long-ago transgression is never really forgotten. Set amid two contrasting periods of American life — the militant 1960s and the new-found conservatism of today — State of the Union is a remarkable portrait of one woman’s attempts to find her own way in the shifting political currents of her time. But it is also an intriguing portrait of the complexities of a long marriage, the on-going guilt of parenthood, the perpetual tension between familial responsibility and personal freedom, and the divisive debate between liberal and conservative values that engulfs the United States today."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2006.

629 pages.

A previous owner's name. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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