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    DescriptionCharlie Blakeman is living in New York, on Washington Square, struggling to write his second novel and floundering, when his college love, Sophie Wilder, returns to his life. Sophie, too, is struggling, though Charlie isn’t sure why. They’ve spoken only rarely since falling out a decade before. Now Sophie begins to tell Charlie the story of her life since then, particularly the days she spent taking care of a dying man with his own terrible past and the difficult decision he presented her with. When Sophie once again abruptly disappears, Charlie sets out to discover what happened to Sophie Wilder.


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    Title
    What Happened to Sophie Wilder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher R Beha
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 253
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935639312
    ISBN 10: 1935639315
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3602.E375 W47 2012
    Publisher
    Tin House Books
    Imprint name
    Tin House Books
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Review quote
    ""What Happened to Sophie Wilder" is about many things--the New York publishing world, the growing pains of post collegiate life, the rigors of Roman Catholicism--but at its center its a moving meditation on why and for whom we write." --"New York Times Book Review" "In this smart short novel "What Happened to Sophie Wilder" by Christopher R. Beha, a young writer deals with the reappearance and disappearance of the woman he sometimes loved." --"Oprah Magazine" ""What Happened to Sophie Wilder" is a remarkable first novel, which should especially be read by those who have given up on contemporary literature. Along with giving them something good to read, it will renew their faith in what literature is capable of achieving." --"Commentary" "[T]his novel is excitingly alert . . . to the ways we understand life in terms of stories, in particular the stories we tell about other people - whether to keep them at a safe distance or to bring them closer to us. More, it's alert to our alertness of this. The story Beha tells about Charlie and Sophie is a convincing contemporary love story, not in spite of its sometimes dizzying self-awareness but, in large part, because of it."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "Christopher Beha's "What Happened to Sophie Wilder" is a wonderful novel--smart, sly and lucid, a story about belief in all its forms that is wholly satisfying and quietly thrilling." --Jess Walter, author of "Beautiful Ruins" "Beha's writing is clean, unpretentious, and commanding in its seeming simplicity. He knits Chralie and Sophie's stories together in a seamless, intricate weave, offering an exploration of just how powerful stories can be." --"Foreword Magazine" "A crisis of faith is key to the disappearance of a young woman in Christopher Beha's "What Happened to Sophie Wilder" (Tin House), which deftly renders the competing impulses--creative, intellectual, emotional--of young writers in New York."--"Vogue" Christoph