Fallen by Kathleen George

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It happened in the night, when no one was around to see it. A Pittsburgh doctor, who dedicated himself to helping others, was shot through the heart. Now days have passed, and Dan Ross’s wife, Elizabeth, has entered a twilight zone of grief, flooded with memories, voices, and regrets. And while a determined police investigator is feverishly following a trail of mystery back into her husband’s squeaky-clean past, a new neighbor suddenly moves in to the house next door and begins watching every move Elizabeth makes…watching her children come to visit…watching her acts of private grief and public dignity. This man, this stranger to the city, is fascinated by Elizabeth’s sorrow. And he knows exactly who killed her husband and why.

But he isn’t in the business of telling truths. He simply wants to know her. He wants to take her in his arms. He wants to know she has fallen just for him.

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About Kathleen George

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KATHLEEN GEORGE is the author of The Odds, which was nominated in 2010 for the Edgar for Best Novel. She is also the editor of the short story collection Pittsburgh Noir. A professor of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh, she and her husband live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Published December 18, 2008 by Dell. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He writes off monastic life as a series of petty rules motivated by a futile delight in having one's life run by others and castigates the Catholic Church as a clinging mother who offers rudimentary spirituality at the cost of personal individuation.

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In the ’70s and ’80s, visionary climbers like Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb Everest solo and without supplementary oxygen, would both extend the limits of Alpine-style climbing in the Himalayas (traveling up the mountain quickly, in a small group with minimal gear) and establish the pr...

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Fowler, a former Trappist monk who was excommunicated from the Catholic church, presents a spiritual autobiography in which he argues against organized religion in favor of a more individualist spirituality.

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By giving the youth a finely balanced blend of doggedness, good luck, ingenuity and foolhardiness, Peters sets out a very effective mystery while expressing, through the gradual unfolding of the character of Helmut,her own serious skepticism that aperson--or a country--can change his--or its--spots.

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Wearing his erudition lightly, Mosse seeks out the roots of Germany's perverse zeal for war not just in the familiar domains of diplomacy and domestic politics, but also in the realm of the popular imagination — in propaganda and postcards, tin soldiers and — his most telling example — the cr...

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Fowler spent 17 years in silence as a Trappist monk—and the next 26 making up for lost time.

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