Jean Thompson




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 16 titles

  • Literary

    Oct-2018

    A moving family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town. A CLOUD IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family -- Evelyn, Laura...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2016

    Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, She Poured Out Her Heart is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson. The night that Jane and Bonnie me...

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  • Fantasy

    Oct-2015

    Jean Thompson -- author of the National Book Award finalist Who Do You Love and the New York Times bestseller The Year We Left Home -- is a writer at the height of her powers. Capturing the magic and horror in everyday life, Thompson revisits beloved...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2014

    Alexis grew up in a dysfunctional family controlled by alcohol, giving her a childhood filled with a naïveté that extended into adulthood and was noticeable by the people she met. They did not hesitate to add to the confusion Alexis was already exp...

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-2014

    Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children. The lurking wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood,” the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel, the beauty asleep in her castle -- these fables represent some of our deepest, most ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2014

    A National Book Award finalist and bestselling author, Jean Thompson’s new collection of “bewitching improvisations on fairy tales” are “spellbinding” (Booklist, starred review). Jean Thompson—author of the National Book Award finalist Wh...

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  • Literary

    Apr-2013

    After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesn’t quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl. Art’s neighbor, Christie, is a n...

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  • Literary

    May-2011

    Now, in The Year We Left Home, Thompson brings together all of her talents to deliver the career-defining novel her admirers have been waiting for: a sweeping and emotionally powerful story of a single American family during the tumultuous final deca...

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  • Literary

    May-2011

    In this mesmerizing saga of one ordinary American family -- proud, flawed, hopeful -- navigating the tumultuous final decades of the American century, Jean Thompson delivers a sweeping, powerful novel that simultaneously captures the turbulent histor...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2009

    Jean Thompson, heralded as "America's Alice Munro...one of the best contemporary short-story writers" by Kirkus Reviews, delivers twelve exquisite new stories that combine her beloved trademarks of dark humor, seductively sharp wit, and uncanny obser...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2007

    A master of short fiction whose "best pieces are as good as it gets in contemporary cction" ( Newsday ) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her National Book Award finalist collection Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl . Here are twelve new ...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2004

    Newlyweds Jack and Chloe are building a life together in a modest Chicago apartment. The city is theirs to enjoy as Jack struggles to pursue a writing career and Chloe works downtown, applying herself to the world of high finance. While Jack aspires ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2002

    A National Book Award finalist for her story collection Who Do You Love, Jean Thompson towers into the stratosphere with her new novel, Wide Blue Yonder. It is the summer of 1999, and something big and bad is coming to Springfield, Illinois, "t...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-2000

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1999

    In this acclaimed collection, Jean Thompson limns the lives of ordinary people -- a lonely social worker, a down-and-out junkie, a divorced cop on the night shift -- to extraordinary effect. With wisdom and sympathy and spare eloquence, she writes of...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1979

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