The Whole World Over: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 23, 2006 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Julia Glass, author of the award-winning novel Three Junes, tells a vivid tale of longing and loss, revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important connections to others. In The Whole World Over, she pays tribute once again to the extraordinary complexities of love.Greenie Duquette lavishes most of her passionate energy on her Greenwich Village bakery and her young son. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a midlife depression, while Walter, her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. At Walter’s restaurant, the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie’s coconut cake and decides to woo her away to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts–heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision, along with events beyond Greenie’s control, will change the course of several lives around her.


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How does one follow up a National Book Award? Glass (Three Junes ) creates an array of full-bodied yet vulnerable characters whose intersecting lives converge on September 11. Greenie Duquette owns a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
56
Section 4
77
Section 5
107
Section 6
145
Section 7
161
Section 8
189
Section 15
339
Section 16
351
Section 17
370
Section 18
393
Section 19
417
Section 20
436
Section 21
456
Section 22
476

Section 9
207
Section 10
228
Section 11
252
Section 12
277
Section 13
302
Section 14
324
Section 23
511
Section 24
513
Section 25
515
Section 26
517
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Julia Glass was awarded the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction for Three Junes. A fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for 2004-2005, she has also been the recipient of a 2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowhship in fiction writing and has won several prizes for her short stories, including three Nelson Algren Awards and the Tobias Wolff Award. Glass, a former New Yorker, now lives in Massachusetts with her family.


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