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Valerie Martin
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Valerie Martin is the author of nine previous novels, including TrespassItalian Fever, The Great DivorceMary Reilly, and the 2003 Orange Prize-winning Property, as well as three collections of short fiction and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi titled Salvation.

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The Confessions of Edward Day

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Confessions of Edward Day

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.95

It’s the 1970s in New York—rents are cheap, love is free, and with the explosion of theater venues off and off-off Broadway, aspiring actors will work for nothing in no clothes. Enter Edward Day, who wants more than anything to move an unsuspecting audience to an experience of emotional truth. But... Read more >
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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
A Novel
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
A Novel
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $25.95

A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly.

In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone... Read more >
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February 3, 2015
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The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $15.95

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The Great Divorce

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $14.00

Three surprising women, their lives riven by divorce both literal and metaphorical: Ellen Clayton, reeling from her husband’s decision to leave her after twenty years, finds meaning in caring for her teenage daughters and in her work as the veterinarian at the New Orleans Zoo. Her young assistant Camille, preyed on... Read more >
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The Great Divorce

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Italian Fever
A Novel
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2000
Price: $13.00

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Italian Fever
A Novel
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Mary Reilly

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $15.00

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Mary Reilly

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Property

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00

Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her... Read more >
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Property

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Salvation
Scenes from the Life of St. Francis
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.95

Inspired by the Italian frescoes that depict the life of St. Francis of Assisi, acclaimed novelist Valerie Martin examines the life of Francesco di Pietro Bernardone in a series of vividly realized “panels” that rediscover the saint in moments both crucial and ordinary. Drawing from myriad sources, including Francesco’s own words... Read more >
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Salvation
Scenes from the Life of St. Francis
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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August 18, 2015
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Sea Lovers
New and Selected Stories
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: August 18, 2015
Price: $25.95

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Sea Lovers
New and Selected Stories
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: August 18, 2015
Price: $12.99

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Trespass

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $14.95

Two women, Chloe Dale, an artist comfortably ensconced in bucolic suburbia, and Salome Drago, a wily, seductive refugee from a country that no longer exists, confront each other in a Manhattan restaurant, and the battle lines are drawn. Toby Dale, son of the artist and ardent suitor of the refugee, is... Read more >
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Trespass
A Novel
Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $13.00

In this vital and heartbreaking collection of stories, Valerie Martin, the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, turns an unflinching eye upon artists—driven and blocked, desired and detested, infamous and sublime, as they struggle beneath the tyranny of Art to reconcile their audience with their muse.

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