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An edition of The cradle (2009)

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a novel

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An edition of The cradle (2009)

The cradle

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Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

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Cover of: The Cradle
The Cradle
2009, Little, Brown and Company
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Cover of: The cradle
The cradle: a novel
2009, Little, Brown
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New York

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3619.O45 C73 2009, PS3619.O45C73 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16901104M
Internet Archive
cradlenovel00some
ISBN 10
0316036129
ISBN 13
9780316036122
LCCN
2008025148
Library Thing
6637764
Goodreads
4015745

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