Burden of Desire by Robert MacNeil
A Novel

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Stumbling upon the diary of a soldier's wife, Peter Wentworth becomes shocked and obsessed with its contents, and soon, with the help of psychologist Stewart MacPherson, he attempts to discover the diarist's identity. A first novel. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

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ROBERT MacNEIL was the coanchor of PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour until his retirement in 1995. He has written two volumes of memoirs and three novels. MacNeil grew up in Nova Scotia, the setting for his bestselling memoir Wordstruck. He now divides his time between Halifax and New York City.
Published January 1, 1992 by Nan A. Talese / Doubleday. 466 pages
Genres: . Fiction

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MacNeil, co-anchor of the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS-TV, has always seemed an earnest, traditional sort, and that's the kind of first novel he has written. It is also, however, warm-hearted, has a

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