Anna's Book

Anna's Book

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Baker & Taylor
An entry torn from the diary of a dead Englishwoman of Scandinavian descent holds the key to the identity of the woman's daughter

Blackwell North Amer
Anna is a young Danish woman living in London at the turn of the century. Homesick and lonely for her husband, she keeps her innermost thoughts in a diary. When she dies, these memoirs, spanning sixty years, will be published to international acclaim and huge commercial success. But as Anna's granddaughter discovers many years later, one entry has been cut out of the original journals, which may shed light on an unsolved multiple murder - the stabbing death of an elderly woman and her daughter - and the mysterious disappearance of an infant child.
Vintage Vine, this novel alternates between passages from Anna's best-selling memoirs and the thoughts of Anna's granddaughter, recent heir to Anna's estate. With unforgettable characters and a plot rich in complexity, the mystery unfolds like a dark flower, petal by petal. Another tour de force from Barbara Vine.

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& Taylor

An entry torn from the diary of a dead Englishwoman of Scandinavian descent holds the key to the identity of the woman's daughter. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, 1993
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780517587966
0517587963
Branch Call Number: FICTION VINE
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rendell, Ruth 1930-2015

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odettewright
Jan 05, 2013

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I read it years ago, but I still remember it being so absorbing and intriguing. It takes a bit of effort to sort out the characters at the beginning because it goes back and forth in time, but it's well worth the effort in my opinion. Highly recommended.

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