The Book Borrower

A Novel

by Alice Mattison

On Sale: 09/16/2008

The Book Borrower

A Novel

by Alice Mattison

On Sale: 09/16/2008

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About the Book

On 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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061153020
  • ISBN 10: 0061153028
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/16/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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