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The romantic

Author: Barbara Gowdy
Publisher: London : HarperPerennial, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Louise Kirk learns about love and loss at an early age. When she is nine years old, her former beauty queen mother disappears, leaving a note that reads only - and incorrectly - Louise knows how to work the washing machine. Soon after, the Richters and their adopted son, Abel, move in across the street. Louise¿s immediate devotion to the exotic, motherly Mrs. Richter is quickly transferred to her nature-loving,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gowdy
ISBN: 0007156286 9780007156283
OCLC Number: 59272554
Notes: Originally published: London: Flamingo, 2003.
Description: 272 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Barbara Gowdy.

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How do you love someone who sits, smiling, at the edge of oblivion? Award-winning Canadian writer Barbara Gowdy unravels a romance, and the idea of romance, in this spry, witty, agile novel full of  Read more...

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