The Whole World Over: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 23, 2006 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

Good story but with so many characters it seemed like a collection of stories about people living in NYC. I could never figure out exactly who the main character was as each chapter was in a different voice. Writing good but unfocused. Read full review

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User Review  - mamashepp - LibraryThing

Sure the stories tie together, but so loosely it was hard to remember why we cared as we changed stories. And George, the precocious little son? Annoyed the crap out of me. To the point where it really impacted my impression of the book. 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
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2006)

JULIA GLASS is the author of the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; her previous novels include, most recently, And the Dark Sacred Night and The Widower's Tale. A teacher of fiction and a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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