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New York : Harper Perennial, 2008, ©2007.
1st Harper Perennial ed.
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295, 16 pages ; 21 cm.

"Engaging, surprising, provocative and moving...a thoroughly intelligent book, an intimate domestic drama that nonetheless deals with big issues touching us all: religion, race, class, politics and, above all else, family." -- Washington Post

From New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett comes an engrossing story of one family on one fateful night in Boston where secrets are unlocked and new bonds are formed.

Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving possessive and ambitions father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see is sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children--all his children--safe.

Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic Priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As an in her bestselling novel, Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.

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Includes issue of P.S. (16 p.) with information on and an interview with the author.
At its center, "Run" is a novel about what defines family and the lengths we will go to protect our children.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Patchett, A. (20082007). Run. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann. 20082007. Run. New York: Harper Perennial.

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Patchett, Ann, Run. New York: Harper Perennial, 20082007.

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Patchett, Ann. Run. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 20082007. Print.

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