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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
23
Section 4
56
Section 5
77
Section 6
107
Section 7
145
Section 8
161
Section 15
324
Section 16
339
Section 17
351
Section 18
370
Section 19
391
Section 20
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Section 21
436
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
128
Section 12
152
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 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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