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$17.00  $15.81
Berkley Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

A native of New England, Colleen Hubbard now lives in the U.K. with her family. She wrote her debut novel, Housebreaking, while on maternity leave from her job with the NHS. She graduated from the University of East Anglia's MA program in creative writing, where she earned the Head of School Prize with a distinction.


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