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The Giant's House: A Romance (P.S.)

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The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt — the "over-tall" eleven-year-old boy who's the talk of the town — walks into her library and changes her life. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they find their lives intertwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. And as James grows — six foot five at age twelve, then seven foot, then eight — so does Peggy's heart and their most singular romance.

Synopsis:

The year is 1950 and, at 26, librarian Peggy Cort feels as though love and life have passed her by. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt, the "over-tall" 11-year-old who's the talk of the town, walks into the library and changes her life forever. A 1996 "New York Times" Notable Book.

About the Author

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of Niagara Falls All Over Again, winner of the PEN/Winship Award, as well as Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry?, a collection of stories. She has received grants and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061120169
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Subject:
Literary
Author:
McCracken, Elizabeth
Author:
by Elizabeth McCracken
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060703
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
8.00x6.02x.74 in. .54 lbs.

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The Giant's House: A Romance (P.S.)
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Product details 290 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061120169 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The year is 1950 and, at 26, librarian Peggy Cort feels as though love and life have passed her by. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt, the "over-tall" 11-year-old who's the talk of the town, walks into the library and changes her life forever. A 1996 "New York Times" Notable Book.

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