Bittersweet

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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In her very first novel, award-winning author Nevada Barr reveals another side to her remarkable storytelling prowess with this heart-wrenching yet tender tale of two women whose boundless devotion to each other is continually challenged in nineteenth century America.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
18
Section 4
27
Section 5
36
Section 6
42
Section 7
58
Section 8
66
Section 17
140
Section 18
146
Section 19
168
Section 20
191
Section 21
223
Section 22
235
Section 23
245
Section 24
267

Section 9
77
Section 10
84
Section 11
92
Section 12
98
Section 13
107
Section 14
116
Section 15
124
Section 16
133
Section 25
274
Section 26
284
Section 27
292
Section 28
307
Section 29
317
Section 30
325
Section 31
345
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Page 72 - For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Page 186 - — it was the first time he had ever called her by her Christian name, and she shuddered — " if you're decently good to me, I'll make it all right for you all round.
Page 58 - Her white hair was pulled into a knot at the nape of her neck, her face was free of makeup, her thin lips were pressed tight together. Joe's mother stood to the side, larger than Bella, no less scary. "Well?
Page 356 - She had nothing to say, but she reached into the pocket of her skirt and pulled out a little silk purse. 'I netted it for you,' she murmured, 'filr Andenken?
Page 97 - I'll destroy the letter and that'll be the end of it, as far as I'm concerned.
Page 166 - You take him back to his ma, he'll die as sure as if you put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
Page 129 - The men who were working there stopped what they were doing and...
Page 64 - Sarah sucked in her breath, her hand over her mouth. For a moment they stared at one another, their faces frozen; then, with the suddenness of a frightened rabbit, Karen turned and ran.
Page 233 - Her face was as pale as death, but her mouth was set in a firm line and her eyes were clear. Imogene stepped between her and the open grave. "My dear, you needn't have come.
Page 242 - He struck a match against the sole of his boot and lit it for her. At that moment there was a banging on the door. "Who the hell could that be?

About the author (2009)

Navada Barr is the award-winning author of seven Anna Pigeon mysteries: Track of the Cat, A Superior Death, Ill Wind, Firestorm, Endangered Species, Blind Descent, and Liberty Falling. She lives in Mississippi and was most recently a ranger on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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