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She Crossed the Sea to Save a Legacy… Finding Love Was Not Part of Her Plan


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She was the only woman ever to rock his world.


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Sometimes you can come home again…


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An unlikely hoyden saves a wary duke with her love but betrayal threatens to destroy them both.


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Darkly gifted and dangerously skilled, to survive, they'll have to solve...the Phoenix Code.


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The Sweet Magnolias




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Also by Dante Chinni:

Our Patchwork Nation, October 2010
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Our Patchwork Nation
Dante Chinni

The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America

Gotham Books
October 2010
On Sale: September 30, 2010
336 pages
ISBN: 1592405738
EAN: 9781592405732
Hardcover
$26.00
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Non-Fiction

A revolutionary new way to understand America's complex cultural and political landscape, with proof that local communities have a major impact on the nation's behavior-in the voting booth and beyond.

In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red states and blue states. In response to that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel to launch the Patchwork Nation project, using on-the-ground reporting and statistical analysis to get past generalizations and probe American communities in depth. The result is Our Patchwork Nation, a refreshing, sometimes startling, look at how America's diversities often defy conventional wisdom.

Looking at the data, they recognized that the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, and old categories like "soccer mom" and "working class" don't matter as much as we think. Instead, by examining Boom Towns, Evangelical Epicenters, Military Bastions, Service Worker Centers, Campus and Careers, Immigration Nation, Minority Central, Tractor Community, Mormon Outposts, Emptying Nests, Industrial Metropolises, and Monied Burbs, the authors demonstrate the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote, invest, shop, and otherwise behave, reflect what they experience on their local streets and in their daily lives. Our Patchwork Nation is a brilliant new way to debate and examine the issues that matter most to our communities, and to our nation.

Media Buzz

Diane Rehm Show - NPR - September 10, 2012
PBS News Hour - October 29, 2010
PBS News Hour - October 28, 2010
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - October 27, 2010

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