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    DescriptionHarley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage gone sour, and a crippling lack of physical courage. They meet in the little Australian town of Karakarook, where Harley has arrived to help the town build a heritage museum and Douglas to demolish the quaint old Bent Bridge. From the beginning they are on a collision course until the unexpected sets them both free. Elegantly and compassionately told, "The Idea of Perfection" is reminiscent of the work of Carol Shields and Annie Proulx and reveals Kate Grenville as "a writer of extraordinary talent" ("The New York Times Book Review").


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    Title
    The Idea of Perfection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Grenville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142002858
    ISBN 10: 0142002852
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/SMALL
    B&T Approval Code: P25200000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL, DEMO/RURAL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best-known writers. Her novels include Lilian's Story and Albion's Story, which was a finalist for the Miles Franklin Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction.
    Review quote
    "An amusing and moving story of unlikely love." ("Atlantic Monthly") "Fluid and funny . . . an incandescent novel." ("Boston Globe") "A sweet read." ("Entertainment Weekly")