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Pasadena: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

From the award-winning author of The Danish Girl and The Rose City, Pasadena tells the story of Linda Stamp, a fishergirl born in 1903 on a coastal onion farm, and the three men who change her life: her jealous brother, Edmund; Bruder, the orphan Lindas father brings home from World War I; and a Pasadena orange rancher named Willis Poore. The novel spans Lindas adventurous and romantic life, weaving the tales of her Mexican mother and her German-born father with those of the rural Pacific Coast of her youth and of the small, affluent city, Pasadena, that becomes her home. Pasadena is a novel of passion and history, about a woman and a place in perpetual transformation.

Review:

"Wuthering Heights meets East of Eden." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Pasadena is like a grand opera....[David] Ebershoff must be applauded for the grandness of his design, for grand characters, for grand setting, and...for his grand vision of Pasadena as the center of 'real history.'" Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"Both a triumph of historical re-creation and a full-bodied romance....You feel that, if you were transported back to Pasadena in 1925, Ebershoff's book would enable you to find your way around perfectly." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"Ebershoff's crafting of characters is so sharp, so perfect, that we ache for most of them....[He] has us in thrall, and every word he writes counts." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Review:

"Full of detail and unerring language...magically evokes the rich and varied landscape of Southern California.'" The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"A luxurious tragedy...gorgeous, full of romance and disaster....Pasadena is a novel to get lost in." The Christian Science Monitor

Synopsis:

Ebershoff's sweeping, richly imagined novel is set against the backdrop of Southern California during the first half of the 20th century and charts its rapid transformation from frontier to suburb. A Book Sense 76 selection.

Synopsis:

- A Book Sense 76 selection- A bestseller on the Los Angeles Times, New York Times Extended, and Denver Post lists

About the Author

David Ebershoff is the author of The Danish Girl, a New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award. His collection of stories, The Rose City, was named one of the best books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times. His books have been published in more than a dozen countries to critical acclaim. Since 1998, he has been the publishing director of the Modern Library. He has taught at New York University and Princeton, where he is now a visiting lecturer. Originally from Pasadena, he is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Chicago, and he currently lives in New York City. He can be reached at www.ebershoff.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968484
Author:
Ebershoff, David
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
David Ebershoff
Author:
Bruder, the orphan Linda's father brings home from World War I
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Pasadena (Calif.)
Subject:
Pasadena
Subject:
Stamp, Linda
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.8375 lb

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Product details 520 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780812968484 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wuthering Heights meets East of Eden."
"Review" by , "Pasadena is like a grand opera....[David] Ebershoff must be applauded for the grandness of his design, for grand characters, for grand setting, and...for his grand vision of Pasadena as the center of 'real history.'"
"Review" by , "Both a triumph of historical re-creation and a full-bodied romance....You feel that, if you were transported back to Pasadena in 1925, Ebershoff's book would enable you to find your way around perfectly."
"Review" by , "Ebershoff's crafting of characters is so sharp, so perfect, that we ache for most of them....[He] has us in thrall, and every word he writes counts."
"Review" by , "Full of detail and unerring language...magically evokes the rich and varied landscape of Southern California.'"
"Review" by , "A luxurious tragedy...gorgeous, full of romance and disaster....Pasadena is a novel to get lost in."
"Synopsis" by , Ebershoff's sweeping, richly imagined novel is set against the backdrop of Southern California during the first half of the 20th century and charts its rapid transformation from frontier to suburb. A Book Sense 76 selection.
"Synopsis" by , - A Book Sense 76 selection- A bestseller on the Los Angeles Times, New York Times Extended, and Denver Post lists
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