Mrs. Houdini

Product Number: EB00614851
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501110924
Publisher: Atria Books
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"Richly lyrical and thought-provoking" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this "stellar debut from a novelist to watch" (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author) explores the passionate marriage of Harry Houdini and his wife, Bess—a love story that defied death itself. Before escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife, Bess, from beyond the grave using a coded message known only to the two of them. But when a widowed Bess begins seeing this code in seemingly impossible places, it becomes clear that Harry has an urgent message to convey. Unlocking the puzzle will set Bess on a course back through the pair's extraordinary romance, which swept the illusionist and his bride from the beaches of Coney Island, to the palaces of Budapest, to the back lots of Hollywood. When the mystery finally leads Bess to the doorstep of a mysterious young photographer, she realizes that her husband's magic may have been more than just illusion. In surprising turns that weave through the uncertain days of the dawn of the twentieth century and continue into the dazzling 1920s, Mrs. Houdini is a "dazzling and enchanting" (Shelf Awareness, starred review) tale, "a marvel that gallops through time and space" (Associated Press), and a "mesmerizing reimagining" (People) of one of history's greatest love stories.

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Author(s): Victoria Kelly
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

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Author(s): Victoria Kelly
Narrator(s): Meredith Orlow
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Released: Mar 29, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501902284
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Author(s): Victoria Kelly
Narrator(s): Meredith Orlow
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Author(s): Victoria Kelly
Narrator(s): Meredith Orlow
Product Number MP1953
Released: May 02, 2016
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