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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

A Novel

by Tiffany Baker

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2009, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2010, 320 pages

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Kim Kovacs

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Compulsively readable and likely to garner a lot of popular attention - sure to find its way onto book club agendas

Tiffany Baker's first novel, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, strikes the reader as both familiar and unique. Its small-town setting and quirky characters conjure up the writings of Fanny Flagg and John Irving. Baker's voice is distinctive, however, and the book contains more than a few surprises that will keep readers entertained from start to finish. The first-person narrative style strikes the perfect tone for the novel, and Baker's prose is insightful and descriptive.

"Sometimes I think I collect souls to make up for the ones I've lost over the course of my life – the string of disappearances that started with my mother are spread outward like a crow's wing, darkening everything beneath it. Sometimes it's possible to see misfortune coming and prepare for it, I guess, but most of the time, when a person disappears, it's as unexpected ...

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