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A small crowd of strangers

Author: Joanna Rose
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Forest Avenue Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does a librarian from New Jersey end up in a convenience store on Vancouver Island in the middle of the night, playing Bible Scrabble with a Korean physicist and a drunk priest? She gets married to the wrong man for starters--she didn't know he was 'that kind of Catholic'--and ends up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She gets a job in a New Age bookstore, wanders toward Buddhism without realizing it, and acquires a dog.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Rose
ISBN: 9781942436430 1942436432
OCLC Number: 1139280235
Notes: Includes a readers' guide.
Awards: Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award 1998 (United States)
Short-listed for Oregon Book Awards 1998 (United States)
Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Joanna Rose.

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How does a librarian from New Jersey end up in a convenience store on Vancouver Island in the middle of the night, playing Bible Scrabble with a Korean physicist and a drunk priest? She gets married to the wrong man for starters--she didn't know he was 'that kind of Catholic'--and ends up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She gets a job in a New Age bookstore, wanders toward Buddhism without realizing it, and acquires a dog. Things get complicated after that. Pattianne Anthony is less a thinker than a dreamer, and she finds out the hard way that she doesn't want a husband, much less a baby, and that getting out of a marriage is a lot harder than getting into it, especially when the landscape of the west becomes the voice of reason.

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"A tale of the impossibility of becoming someone that some else wishes you were (that you thought you could be), with an ending that is nothing but joyful."-Whitney Otto, author of How to Make an Read more...

 
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