Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Great Book for Your House

Great House by Nicole Krauss


This novel is all about a desk, or rather about all the various people who have possessed this particular, very special and imposing piece of furniture. In fact, it practically had a life of its own. From the library of a Jew in Hungary during the Nazi occupation or in the hands of a Chilean poet caught up in Pinochet's reign of terror. From the bright living room of a writer in New York, or in a dark London attic of a woman with an even darker secret, or closed up in Jerusalem as a relic of the past. In all its incarnations, this novel investigates the effect this desk has on each of the people who have used it or lived with it, through a mosaic of stories.



My complete book review of this novel is now only available on my new blog here!





"Great House" by Nicole Krauss, released in 2010 is available on Kindle from Amazon, Nook from Barnes & Noble, other eReader formats from Kobo, as an iBook or audiobook from iTunes, in paperback from The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), or from an IndieBound store near you.
This is a slightly revised version of my review on Curious Book Fans, which also appears on Dooyoo under my username TheChocolateLady and was previously on {the now defunct} Yahoo! Contributor Network.
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