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  • 17 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library FIC Barnes, Julian (Text) 34MO2001799405 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F BAR 2018 (Text) 0002205028349 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F BAR 2018 (Text) 0002205028331 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold F BARNES Julian (Text) 30061000257820 Fiction Available -
Little Dixie - Madison F BARNES (Text) 2004209542 New Adult Fiction Shelves Available -
Livingston County Library BARNES (Text) 2601815892 Adult Fiction Available -
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION BARNES 2018 (Text) 0001002241410 Fiction Available -
Polk County Library-Bolivar FIC BAR (Text) 34531000196216 Fiction Available -
Ray County Library F BAR (Text) 2901862098 Adult Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-New Haven FIC BAR (Text) 3005794245 Fiction Available -
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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who is already there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, with Susan now dead, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage, and how -- gradually, relentlessly -- everything falling apart, as she succumbed to depression and worse while he struggled to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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