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Acts of Love (Paperback)

Author:  Emily Listfield
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416558748
ISBN-13: 9781416558743
Sku: 205103183
Publish Date: 3/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  361
Age Range:  NA
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From the author of the award-winning It Was Gonna Be Like Paris, comes the story of a husband and wife on the verge of divorce. One fatal bullet will fragment their family--and the truth itself. In a courtroom where people are pitted against one another, the compulsions of husband and wife, parent and child, sister and sister are painfully exposed.
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Ted, desperate to avoid divorce, loses his temper one last time, his wife dies, his daughter testifies against him, and the truth unfolds in a courtroom battle that divides a community as echoes from the past dominate the present. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.Ted, desperate to avoid divorce, loses his temper one last time, his wife dies, his daughter testifies against him, and the truth unfolds in a courtroom battle that divides a community as echoes from the past dominate the present. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.A couple awaiting their divorce papers have an argument and the husband shoots the wife. The husband claims it was an accident, but the older daughter says it was murder and both pressure the younger daughter to back them up. By the author of It Was Gonna Be Like Paris.
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Ted and Ann Waring are waiting for their divorce papers, although Ted still hopes for reconciliation. But after returning from a hunting trip with their two daughters, Ted loses his temper. . . and Ann winds up dead. Their daughter Julia must testify against her father, as the layers of truth about the killing, the marriage, and the family unfold.

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New York Times Book Review
"Ms. Listfield['s]...chilling meditation on so-called acts of love is a sobering reminder that some puzzles are better left unsolved." - Sarah Ferguson
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0361
Product attributePublisher:   Washington Square Press
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