On Sale: February 9, 2010
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The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of
the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not a Stranger
Here: a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded
age, the first decade of the twenty-first century.
At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a
test of wills between a young banker, Doug Fanning, and a
retired schoolteacher, Charlotte Graves, whose two dogs have
begun to speak to her. When Doug builds an ostentatious
mansion on land that Charlotte's grandfather donated to the
town of Finden, Massachusetts, she determines to oust him in
court. As a senior manager of Union Atlantic bank, a major
financial conglomerate, Doug is embroiled in the company's
struggle to remain afloat. It is Charlotte's brother, Henry
Graves, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, who
must keep a watchful eye on Union Atlantic and the entire
financial system. Drawn into Doug and Charlotte's
intensifying conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school
senior who unwittingly stirs powerful emotions in each of
Irresistibly complex, imaginative, and witty,
Union Atlantic is a singular work of fiction that is
sure to be read and reread long after it causes a sensation
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