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Any Bitter Thing: A Novel Paperback – 25 April 2006

4.3 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

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“If you liked The Secret Life of Bees, try Any Bitter Thing.”

“Wood illuminates the grace in the average and the everyday, the miracles that lie within the ordinary life. . . . [An] intimate exploration of love and faith, betrayal and penance.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“Deserves a place on the shelf with modern classics such as John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany and Richard Russo’s Empire Falls . . . the story is full of suspense and surprise.”
–Maine Sunday Telegram

“Here, as in [David Mitchell’s] Cloud Atlas, the forgotten, undersold virtue of good sound plotting proves its worth.”
–David Kipen, National Public Radio

“[An] exquisite, soul-satisfying novel of hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and healed in the utter unlikeliness of grace.”
–Tim Farrington, author of The Monk Downstairs

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (25 April 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0345477685
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0345477682
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 340 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 2.29 x 20.07 cm
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