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Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive and ambitious father. As the former Mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all his children, safe.

Set over a period of 24 hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from one another, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her best selling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.

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The highly anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of "Bel Canto" is an engrossing story of a fateful night and day that will change everything for one Boston family. At its center, "Run" is about what defines family and the lengths to which we will go to protect our children. Unabridged. 10 CDs.

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of four novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Magician's Assistant, for which she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; and Bel Canto, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, the Book Sense Book of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It has been translated into thirty languages. Her nonfiction book, Truth & Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. Patchett has written for many publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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cjmalcolm, February 9, 2008 (view all comments by cjmalcolm)
I am a big Ann Patchett fan and this book did not disappoint. Many interesting characters discover their surprising relationships over time. Like Bel Canto, in format, our characters meet during a crisis/car accident and there is always a question of where this story will lead. Also, observations through the perspectives of very different characters e.g.an ex-mayor,the 2 Tennessee's(one injured, one dead) and especially an 11 year old girl named Kenya, lead the reader to imagine all kinds of possible plot twists. Couldn't put it down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061363528
Subtitle:
Run CD
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
James, Peter Francis
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Author:
James, Peter Francis
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20070925
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.84x5.32x1.55 in. .57 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

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"Synopsis" by , The highly anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of "Bel Canto" is an engrossing story of a fateful night and day that will change everything for one Boston family. At its center, "Run" is about what defines family and the lengths to which we will go to protect our children. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
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