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Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2017. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Tip and Teddy are becoming men under the very eyes of their adoptive father, Bernard Doyle. A student at Harvard, Tip is happiest in a lab, whilst Teddy thinks he has found his calling in the Church, and both are increasingly strained by their father's protective plans for them. But when they are involved in an accident on an icy road, the Doyles are forced to confront certain truths about their lives, how the death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 9781408885116 1408885115
OCLC Number: 1000295390
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 343 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ann Patchett.

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Tip and Teddy are becoming men under the very eyes of their adoptive father, Bernard Doyle. A student at Harvard, Tip is happiest in a lab, whilst Teddy thinks he has found his calling in the Church, and both are increasingly strained by their father's protective plans for them. But when they are involved in an accident on an icy road, the Doyles are forced to confront certain truths about their lives, how the death of Doyle's wife Bernadette has affected the family, and an anonymous figure who is always watching.

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'Enthralling ... It's a skilled piece of writing, a jigsaw narrative that leaps from one character to another with apparent seamlessness' * Observer * 'A spectacular read ... Full of suspense, Read more...

 
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