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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

Butler, Sarah (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
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Drawn to dangerous world regions and unconventional careers, Alice, the black sheep of her family, rushes to say goodbye to her dying father; while Daniel, an artist suffering from synesthesia, clings to thoughts of the daughter he has never been able to find.
Authors: Butler, Sarah
Title: Ten things I've learnt about love
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013
Characteristics: 258 pages ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sarah Butler
Notes: Originally published: London : Picador, 2013
Summary: Drawn to dangerous world regions and unconventional careers, Alice, the black sheep of her family, rushes to say goodbye to her dying father; while Daniel, an artist suffering from synesthesia, clings to thoughts of the daughter he has never been able to find.
ISBN: 1594205337
9781594205330
Branch Call Number: FICTION BUTLER 2013
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Loss (Psychology) Fiction Homecoming Fiction Families England Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction
Topical Term: Loss (Psychology)
Homecoming
Families
Fathers and daughters
LCCN: 2012046987
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Butler's graceful debut explores life's heartbreaks, unexpected family bonds, and the search for home. When Alice learns her father is dying, she leaves her nomadic lifestyle and returns home to London. Concurrent to Alice's tale is that of Daniel, a 60-year-old homeless man who is fixated on fin... Read More »


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Feb 14, 2014
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

poignant without being twee...I believe ms. butler can write! I found the character of Daniel to be especially captivating- original. Lovely descriptions of what it feels like to lose grasp and to feel 'outside' your own family (and who hasn't felt that)-

chatelaine book club aug 2013

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