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Great House

A Novel

by Nicole Krauss

Great House
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    Oct 2010, 289 pages
    Sep 2011, 289 pages

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Donna Chavez

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A powerful novel from the author of The History of Love

I have been a fan of Nicole Krauss for a while, and so I jumped at the opportunity to review Great House. This novel possesses the same inventive, graceful prose that Krauss is known for. How wonderful is her prose? Even though I had previously bought and listened to The History of Love on audio I went out and bought the actual book so I could hold it in my hands and periodically savor the parts that simply left me in awe.

On first glance Great House runs along a similar theme as The History of Love. The theme has to do with the interconnectedness of people the world over and how, over time, we can trace a connection between ourselves and just about every other person living or dead. The publisher plays up this theme in the book's jacket blurb, suggesting a kind of game out of trying to connect all the seemingly unrelated characters to an antique writing desk. That does make for ...

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