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Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Author: Emma Hooper
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Eighty-three-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea. As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur. Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. 'I will try to remember to come back, ' Etta  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Hooper
ISBN: 9781476755687 147675568X
OCLC Number: 904081716
Notes: Includes a reading group guide.
Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Emma Hooper.

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"Eighty-three-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea. As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur. Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. 'I will try to remember to come back, ' Etta writes to her husband. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in and Otto struggles to keep them at bay. Meanwhile, their neighbor Russell has spent his whole life trying to keep up with Otto and loving Etta from afar. Russell insists on finding Etta, wherever she's gone. Leaving his own farm will be the first act of defiance in his life."--

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