BookBrowse Reviews The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

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The Good Thief

A Novel

by Hannah Tinti

The Good Thief
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2008, 336 pages
    Aug 2009, 352 pages

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Lucia Silva

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An adventure tale with a good dose of Gothic finery

Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, calls The Good Thief "a lightning strike of a novel," and Hannah Tinti "a twenty-first-century Robert Louis Stevenson, an adventuress who lays bare her characters' hearts with a precision and a fearlessness that will leave you shaken." Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, calls it a masterpiece and "a beautifully composed work of literary magic," the kind of book "you wish everyone in the world would read". You could hardly cast a wider net – unless you tossed Danielle Steel and Thomas Pynchon into the mix. So I must admit, I was intrigued before I even cracked the cover. Scarcely thirty pages in, I realized what I suspected was true: this is the book that everyone will love this summer. Not just you, but your teenage daughter, your 12-year-old grandson, ...

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