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Author:  Laura Lippman
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Format: Paperback Large Print
ISBN-10: 0061719927
ISBN-13: 9780061719929
Sku: 208466060
Publish Date: 4/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  487
Age Range:  NA
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The New York Times best-selling author of Another Thing to Fall and What the Dead Know raises difficult and illuminating questions about the nature of memory and truth, in a stand-alone novel of twisting suspense. (mystery & detective).
In this breakthrough novel by Laura Lippman, Cassandra Fellows is a (white) bestselling author who has enthralled readers with her eloquent, honest memoirs about growing up in Baltimore among a circle of black friends. For her next project, she decides to tell the story of one of her former friends, Calliope Jenkins, who is currently in prison for killing her baby boy seven years earlier. But when Cassandra returns home to begin her research, the reunion with her former circle of friends is not as pleasant as she had expected, as the version of their history that she popularized in her books is quite a bit different from their own recollections. Cassandra's investigation into Calliope's tragic story causes her to question the memories she forged, leading her to a powerful, personal confrontation with the nature of truth and identity. Lippman, who has written genre-based mystery novels until now, branches off beautifully in this harrowing story that reveals the invisible, divisive gulf that race can create between us.


"This stunning stand-alone from bestseller Lippman examines the extraordinary power and fragility of memories....[and] becomes a rich, complex journey from self-deception to self-discovery." (starred review) 01/19/2009

"As the story unfolds, the novel's great strength lies in its characters, particularly Cassandra....[LIFE SENTENCES] is a strong and vivid story, one that will intrigue many readers -- especially, I suspect, women who find echoes of their own lives and friendships in this drama." - Patrick Anderson 03/09/2009

"Laura Lippman's engrossing 14th novel...LIFE SENTENCES is a stunning look at contemporary relationships filtered through the prism of memories, racism, economics and jealousy." - Oline Cogdill 03/17/2009

"Not until the end of LIFE SENTENCES...will the reader grasp how fully Ms. Lippman has shaped and controlled this narrative." - Janet Maslin 03/11/2009

"LIFE SENTENCES is a richly crafted story of the fragility of memory and a powerful journey to self-discovery. It's easily one of the year's best books...." 03/29/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Large Print Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0487
Product attributePublisher:   Harperluxe
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