Great House

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Product Number: C5651
Released: Oct 13, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449831394
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From the internationally best-selling author of The History of Love comes this stunning novel. Great House follows the multiple owners of one writing desk and how the desk shapes their lives. A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet's police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet's supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife. And a Jerusalem antiques dealer uses the desk in his family's study, which was devastated by the Nazis in 1944.

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Author(s): Nicole Krauss

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Great House
Product Number: BX00002904
Product Number:C5651
Product Number:Z01454

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Author(s): Nicole Krauss
Product Number Z01454
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461814580
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Author(s): Nicole Krauss
Product Number MP140
Released: Oct 26, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449846084

Professional reviews

"A battered wooden desk and the lives it touches form the link between characters in this engrossing exploration of life and loss, memory and guilt, Jewish culture and history, and the tenuousness of emotional connections. Perfect for audio, GREAT HOUSE employs talented narrators who endow each of the main characters with human fallibility, giving credibility to their fears, moments of cruelty, selfish hopes, and flashes of selflessness. Nadia borrows the desk from a young poet who disappears in Chile during the Pinochet regime. He got the desk from Lotte, a woman with a terrible secret. George Weisz spends his life reclaiming belongings seized from Jews by the Nazis during WWII. Beautifully read and artfully written, Krauss's every sentence wraps itself around the heart. Prepare to be mesmerized. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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