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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

A Novel
Rachman, Tom (Book - 2014)
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Enduring life in an isolated bookstore on the Welsh countryside, young American woman Tooly reflects on her childhood under the care of bandits before a long-lost boyfriend offers clues to help her with unanswered questions. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? Now the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, Tooly conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.
Authors: Rachman, Tom
Title: The rise & fall of great powers
a novel
Publisher: New York :, The Dial Press,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 384 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Enduring life in an isolated bookstore on the Welsh countryside, young American woman Tooly reflects on her childhood under the care of bandits before a long-lost boyfriend offers clues to help her with unanswered questions.
Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? Now the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, Tooly conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 53 102 109 118 133 138 143 148 149 150 152 167 172 176 193 198 203 211 216 222 228 231 243 244 245 264 276
ISBN: 9780679643654
0679643656
Statement of Responsibility: Tom Rachman
Subject Headings: Women booksellers Fiction. Americans Wales Fiction. Early memories Fiction. Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction.
Topical Term: Women booksellers
Americans
Early memories
Self-actualization (Psychology)
LCCN: 2013035825
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