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The bestselling author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray leaves the battlefields of wartime France for new fictional territory in this enthralling, vibrantly evocative romance set in America in 1960, when the country stood poised between the paranoia of the Cold War and the ebullience of the New Frontier.

Faulks's heroine is Mary Van der Linden, a pretty, reserved Englishwoman whose husband, Charlie, is posted to the British embassy in Washington. One night at a cocktail party Mary meets Frank Renzo, a reporter who has covered stories from the fall of Dienbienphu to the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi. Slowly, reluctantly, they fall in love. The desperate arc of their affair plays out against a vividly realized backdrop of America at its apogee, whose sights and sounds, fads and obsessions Faulks captures with pitchperfect accuracy. On Green Dolphin Street is a sexy, literate page-turner by a writer of enormous fluency and power.

Review:

"A romance full of luminous insights, brimming with feeling and paced to perfection....No contemporary author writes with more power, more eloquent simplicity." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Smart, well-wrought...a tenderly orchestrated love story...everything an old-fashioned novel is supposed to do....It will provoke and linger." Chicago Tribune

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"Faulks has given us immensely appealing people, and only the hardhearted can fail to respond to their experiences with sympathy." New York Post

Synopsis:

In a year of great change, Mary van der Linden is undergoing a transformation, guided in her search by Frank, a New York journalist who introduces her to Greenwich Village, Miles Davis and adultery. The bestselling author of "Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray" has written his first novel set in America, a richly atmospheric story of love and loss at the close of the comfortable Eisenhower era.

About the Author

Faulks worked as a journalist before taking up writing full-time in 1991.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704567
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English
Subject:
United states
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Politicians
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Married women
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Journalists
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British
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Cold war
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Love stories
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Political fiction
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New York
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Washington
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Diplomats' spouses.
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;cold war;america;historical fiction;washington dc;new york;romance;british;21st century;literature;uk
Subject:
fiction;novel;cold war;historical fiction;america;washington dc;romance;new york;british;21st century;literature;uk;usa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
2001-3
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.16x5.18x.79 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375704567 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A romance full of luminous insights, brimming with feeling and paced to perfection....No contemporary author writes with more power, more eloquent simplicity."
"Review" by , "Smart, well-wrought...a tenderly orchestrated love story...everything an old-fashioned novel is supposed to do....It will provoke and linger."
"Review" by , "Faulks has given us immensely appealing people, and only the hardhearted can fail to respond to their experiences with sympathy."
"Synopsis" by , In a year of great change, Mary van der Linden is undergoing a transformation, guided in her search by Frank, a New York journalist who introduces her to Greenwich Village, Miles Davis and adultery. The bestselling author of "Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray" has written his first novel set in America, a richly atmospheric story of love and loss at the close of the comfortable Eisenhower era.
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