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It wasn't safe before. Now, the coast is clear. And he’s returned to reclaim what’s his.


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He'll break her three-date rule or go down in flames trying.


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Chesapeake Valor


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Ardent Springs - a town made for second chances


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Love can find its way out of darkness…return to Jackson Hole, WY


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Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian swimmer


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Domestic Equalizers returns



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Also by Judy Budnitz:

Nice Big American Baby, February 2006
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Nice Big American Baby
Judy Budnitz

These bizarre and masterfully crafted stories will thrill readers of literary fiction who hunger for an innovative American voice. Publishers Weekly

Vintage
February 2006
304 pages
ISBN: 0375726861
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$14.95
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A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world–and imagination–knows no boundaries. “I don’t know what planet Judy Budnitz comes from,” said Newsweek on the publication of her fiction debut, Flying Leap, “but I’m happy to have her. Tremendous . . . funny, dark, adventurous, slanted, and enchanted.” These twelve astonishingly inventive stories–which take us into the heart of America and around the globe, from suburban backyards and swimming pools to war-torn streets and fallout shelters–are riveting, seductive, and impossible to forget.

In “Flush,” a mammogram prompts a dark comedy of blurred identities between a mother and her two adult daughters. In “Elephant and Boy,” a surrogate mother-and-son bond, tinged with the erotic, is formed when a philanthropist attempts to “civilize” a young elephant handler. “Nadia” sounds the depths of a young woman’s complex feelings toward a friend’s mail-order bride from Eastern Europe. “Preparedness”–an Orwellian tale in Technicolor–imagines rapture in the wake of imminent apocalypse. And in “Where We Come From,” a pregnant woman’s many failed attempts to cross the border do not lessen her resolve to give birth on U.S. soil to a “nice big American baby.”

Magical, poignant, often transcendent, these are virtuoso modern fables that mine our stores of hidden urges, misunderstandings, and blind passions, inviting us on a voyage through places and times at once deeply familiar and wondrously strange.

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Talk of the Nation - May 29, 2006

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