A theft

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Penguin Books, 1989 - Fiction - 109 pages
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Corporate executive Clara Velde has little patience with her fourth and current husband. She holds her passion for another man in an emerald ring that disappears repeatedly. Her attempts to recover the precious ring establish her as a genuine heroine.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Not Bellow's best. An awkward thing, not quite sure if it's a short story or a novel or a novella, sparse in some areas and a bit too much in others. It's not bad, just uncertain. Still good in points. Read full review

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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

The cover of my edition depicts a woman's hand tossing a book out of a building. Little did I know just how prophetic this could have been. If I were to have applied the Perl rule, this novella surely ... Read full review


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Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDTa (TM)S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a ~for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.a (TM) He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLERa (TM)S PLANET

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