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Jeffrey Lent

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Jeffrey Lent was born in Vermont and grew up there and in western New York State. He studied literature and psychology at Franconia College in New Hampshire and SUNY Purchase. His first novel, In the Fall, was a national bestseller. His other novels are Lost NationA Peculiar GraceAfter You've Gone, and A Slant of Light, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of 2015. Lent lives with his wife and two daughters in central Vermont.

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ISBN: 9781620404980
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 5th, 2016

At the close of the Civil War, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his home in western New York State to find his wife and hired man missing and his farm in disrepair. A double murder ensues, the repercussions of which ripple through a community with spiritual roots in the Second Great Awakening.

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ISBN: 9781620404997
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 2nd, 2017

The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s--the most magisterial and moving novel of acclaimed author Jeffrey Lent's career.

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ISBN: 9780802121981
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - June 17th, 2014

"Majestic . . . epic . . . vital . . . a necessary piece in a uniquely American mosaic."--The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802139856
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Published: Grove Press - March 10th, 2003

Lost Nation delves beneath the bright, promising veneer of early-nineteenth-century New England to unveil a startling parable of individualism and nationhood. The novel opens with a man known as Blood, guiding an oxcart of rum toward the wild country of New Hampshire, an ungoverned territory called the Indian Stream -- a land where the luckless or outlawed have made a fresh start.

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ISBN: 9780802144553
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Published: Grove Press - December 29th, 2009

After You've Gone in paperback, it is a moving, sublime love story set in the cataclysmic decades around the turn of the twentieth century. Henry Dorn has spent years building a family, but it only takes a single afternoon for it to fall apart. Abruptly widowed of the love of his life, Henry buys a steamer ticket for Amsterdam, the city of his heritage, hoping to start life anew.