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The writing on the wall : a novel

Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Yorker Renata, a librarian with a gift for languages, is a hard nut to crack, so thick is the protective shell she acquired after the mysterious death of her twin sister when they were 16. Claudia had just given birth to a daughter, father unidentified. Shortly thereafter, Renata's father also dies, her mother loses her mind, and Renata ends up raising her niece only to have the child disappear. All this pain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon.
Writing on the wall.
New York : Counterpoint, c2005
(OCoLC)607613168
Online version:
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon.
Writing on the wall.
New York : Counterpoint, c2005
(OCoLC)608155477
Named Person: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 1582432996 9781582432991
OCLC Number: 56809461
Description: 295 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Lynne Sharon Schwartz.

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New Yorker Renata, a librarian with a gift for languages, is a hard nut to crack, so thick is the protective shell she acquired after the mysterious death of her twin sister when they were 16. Claudia had just given birth to a daughter, father unidentified. Shortly thereafter, Renata's father also dies, her mother loses her mind, and Renata ends up raising her niece only to have the child disappear. All this pain keeps Renata on guard against intimacy, even with her kind lover, Jack, until 9/11 delivers another motherless girl to her doorstep.

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