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The Giant's House: A Romance


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ISBN13: 9780385340892
ISBN10: 0385340893
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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 whos the talk of the town-walks into her library and changes her life forever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. In James, Peggy discovers the one person whos ever really understood her, and as he grows-six foot five at age twelve, then seven feet, then eight-so does her heart and their most singular romance.

About the Author

Elizabeth McCracken is the recipient of the Harold Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Winship Award. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, and Michener foundation, the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was also honored as one of Grantas 20 Best Writers Under 40.

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PeppermintKatie, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by PeppermintKatie)
I felt like this book got in my head and it was reflected on the page. The characters were amazing and touching, I made friends with them and was sad when it all ended. I bought 6 copies of this book and tell people - "You want to understand how my mind works - read this book!" I think it is an all around fantastic book!
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Mccracken, Elizabeth
Dial Press
McCracken, Elizabeth
Cape cod (mass.)
Love stories
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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