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    The History of Us (Hardback) By (author) Leah Stewart

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    DescriptionSometimes home is the hardest place to go.In the newest novel by the celebrated author of "The Myth of You and Me "(which Claire Messud called "poignant, fierce, and compelling"), three grown siblings return to their childhood home and face a family secret that forces them to reexamine their relationships to each other--and to the aunt who took them in as children. Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach a class at Harvard when she receives a devastating phone call. Her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident, and Eloise must return home to Cincinnati to take their three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire, out of the hands of her own incapable mother. She moves back into her mother's century-old house and, after her mother leaves, pours her own money into its upkeep. Nearly two decades later, Eloise is still in that house with now-grown Theo, Josh, and Claire, still thinking about the career and life she left behind, even as she pushes the kids to get a move on. With Claire leaving for New York City for a promising ballet career, Eloise has plans to finally sell the house and start a life that's hers alone. But when her mother creates a competition for which of them gets the house and Claire turns out to have a life-changing secret, their makeshift family begins to fall apart. "The History of Us "is a heartrending story of loss, sibling relationships, and the life you make in the path not taken.

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    The History of Us
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leah Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 367
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451672626
    ISBN 10: 1451672624

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000, FIC044000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDWST
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    Ingram Theme: GEOG/OHIO
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
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    Ingram Theme: LOCL/OHCINC
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3569.T465258 W47 2013
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    08 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Leah Stewart possesses magic. It is awe-inspiring to see how clearly and sensitively she presents the numerous ways her characters are broken and then finds a way to offer some hope of healing. With the family at the heart of "The History of Us", Stewart shows that she is unafraid of difficult characters and that she is equally unafraid of making sure they matter to us."--Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang