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The Obituary Writer Paperback – 7 Jun 2000

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade) (7 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395981328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395981320
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,553,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This novel is a delightful read; the kind of book one simply wants to nestle into. There are constant quirky surprises, as well as a great plot, and so the reader is propelled forward quite willingly through the book's own special world." --Elizabeth Strout, author of AMY AND ISABELLE

About the Author

PORTER SHREVE was born during the Lyndon Johnson administration, and grew up in Washington, D.C. In the 1970s his family started an alternative school called Our House Is a Very, Very, Very Fine House, and some of When the White House Was Ours is loosely based on that experience. Shreve's first novel, The Obituary Writer, was a New York Times Notable Book, and his second, Drives Like a Dream, was a Chicago Tribune Book of the Year.

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