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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

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The trick is to marry for lovea task easier said than done!

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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...


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Also by Margaret Atwood:

The Heart Goes Last, October 2015
Stone Mattress, September 2014
Maddaddam, January 2013
In Other Worlds, October 2011
The Year of the Flood, October 2009
Payback, January 2009
The Handmaid's Tale, October 2006
Hardcover (reprint)
Moral Disorder, September 2006
Penelopiad, November 2005
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Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood

Nan A. Talese
September 2014
On Sale: September 16, 2014
290 pages
ISBN: 0385539126
EAN: 9780385539128
Kindle: B00J6YBOBK
Hardcover / e-Book
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Literature and Fiction

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection,  Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace. A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband in "Alphinland," the first of three loosely linked stories about the romantic geometries of a group of writers and artists. In "The Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on an auctioned storage space has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. And in "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.

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