In the Country of Desire by Leslie Garrett

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With her grandmother dead, Willa Rheinman feels the time is right for her to seek out the mother she has never known, a decision that teaches her about her family history of brutality, drunkenness, and religion. 10,000 first printing.
 

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Published June 1, 1992 by Harpercollins. 374 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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then, in an idiotic trick ending, she solves the riddle of Madeleine's disappearance and promptly kills herself, getting it right the first time, unlike Emil or Madeleine: game, set, and match to death.

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Desperately unhappy people leading sordid lives as they search unavailingly for love populate this tedious second novel by the author of The Beast , which won the Maxwell Perkins Prize in 1966.

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