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Running the Bulls (2005) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

One year and six days into an unsatisfactory retirement, Howard Woods is awakened by his wife in the early hours of the morning to hear the news of a decades-old betrayal. He does not take it well. Howard updends his well-ordered life and, to the dismay of his family, announces hisintention of traveling to Spain to join the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona. Having thrown his life into chaos, Howard finds that his wife is no longer willing to restore it to order, as she always has done in the past. He is now miserably committed to a Hemingway-inspired course of his own choosing but with little idea of how to change it or achieve the resolution he desires. Instead of at home where he wishes to be, he ends up living at the Holiday Inn. How does a middle-aged man of the Eisenhower era survive in the age of cell phones and cable TV?

Original title: Running the Bulls
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery

Edition #1: Running the Bulls

Running the Bulls (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "That master juggler of literary tears and laughter is at it again: Cathie Pelletier's Running the Bulls is a ribald, ruminating, and redemptive read." Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone
  • "A bookstore will always be a better place for me when there's a new novel there from Cathie Pelletier, and so I was thrilled to discover Running the Bulls. Cathie Pelletier's characters are as sharp and sassy as ever, and as wondrously eccentric. But they're also as real as my neighbors, which may be why a Pelletier novel is such a joy to read. Her new tale is poignant and powerful and, best of all, laugh-out-loud funny." Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives and Before You Know Kindness
  • "I've said many times before that Cathie Pelletier is a modern day Jane Austen, and that's because she is. In Running the Bulls she does what she always does: she takes the big themes of life and death, love and grief, sadness and joy, and makes them small enough to place expertly upon the page. This novel, comic and dark and lyrical as they come, is the mark of a gifted writer." Howard Frank Mosher, author of Waiting for Teddy Williams
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Running the Bulls (August 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Hardscrabble Books
ISBN: 1584654872
Dimensions: 8.66 x 5.9 x 1.07
Pages: 276

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