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Fault Lines

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Emily Carmichael was always her own woman - as the men in her life found out - from the days when she was an aristocrat's wife in New York high society, through the great events of an era, to the years that bring her to San Francisco, divorced and disillusioned, to take in destitute artists.

Now she lies trapped by an earthquake, under the rubble of her California cottage.
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Published September 2nd 1981 by Pocket (first published January 1st 1977)
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Vicki Cline
Dec 08, 2012 Vicki Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's the late 70's in San Francisco and 69-year-old Emily is awakened by a violent shaking, to find she's trapped in bed after an earthquake. While she's waiting for someone to come and get her free, she thinks about the people in her life. Her ex-husband, who divorced her after a year of marriage at the insistence of his mother. His divorce lawyer, who became her friend and sometime lover. Her son, who doesn't approve of her bohemian lifestyle. Her mind jumps around in time and we meet the ...more
Lillian
Feb 07, 2008 Lillian rated it it was amazing
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This was one of the most remarkable books I've ever read- an elderly woman is trapped in the rubble of an earthquake and reflects on her life. When it was released it was classified as sci-fi because Wilhelm was a prolific sci-fi writer, but there is nothing sci-fi about it. Beautifully introspective.
Bev
Aug 10, 2011 Bev rated it did not like it
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Meh. Did not wind up being as interesting as i thought it would when I picked it up at a book sale. Owned it and donated it to the library. One and a half stars.
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Kate Wilhelm has won the Hugo and several Nebula Awards. She is the widow of author and editor Damon Knight.
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