The Giant's House: A Romance

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"Satisfying. . .Often exquisite. . .McCracken unpacks metaphors with the intensity of a poet."-- "The New York Times Book Review"Such is the incantory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are in the grip of its ardor . . . McCracken is as original a writer as they come."-- "The New Yorker"Reminiscent of such late 20th century treasures as "The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp, or "A Confederacy of Dunces."-- "Denver Post"Remarkable ... McCracken has wit and subtlety to burn . . . This book is lovely."-- "Salon"A true marvel . . . thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end." "--San Francisco Chronicle"Rare and refreshing . . . McCracken's sense of character is deeply subversive." "--Boston Magazine"Highly recommended . . . eloquent and hauntingly beautiful . . . This is a terrific novel." "--Library Journal"Lovely . . . a tribute to the quiet passion of people trapped in isolation." "--Los Angeles Times"Thoughtful and well-wrought . . . The wonder of "The Giant's House is its characters, powerfully and sensitively evoked." "--People"Fascinating . . . a hymn to human growth gone haywire and to a love so big it can't hold its magnificent limbs upright." "--Elle"Fabulously imagined . . . exceptional . . . a writer of unusual gifts . . . a dark fairy tale of a novel." "--Detroit Free Press

" Remarkable ... McCracken has wit and subtlety to burn, as well as an uncanny ability to tap into the sadness that runs through the center of her characters ' worlds. This book is so lovely that, when you ' re reading, you ' ll want to sleep with it under your pillow. " -- Salon.com
" McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. The blend is reminiscent of such late-20th-century treasures as The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp, or A Confederacy of Dunces . " -- Denver Post
A true marvel ... thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end ... McCracken knows all kinds of subtle, enticing secrets of the heart and conveys them in silky, transparent language. " -- San Francisco Chronicle
" Lovely ... a tribute to the quiet passion of people trapped in isolation. " -- Los Angeles Times
" Fascinating ... The reader finds herself entangled, body and soul, in this tender and endlessly strange novel, which is in all senses a hymn to human growth gone haywire and to a love so big it can ' t hold its own magnificent limbs upright. " -- Elle
" Such is the incantatory power of McCracken ' s eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor.... McCracken is as original awriter as they come.... I fell in love. " -- Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker
" McCracken is a true romantic, not the sloppy, gushy kind who lie to themselves, but the robust, ferocious romantic who sees reality with all its chinks, twitches, and zits, and finds it beautiful. " -- Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love
" Highly recommended ... eloquent and hauntingly beautiful ... This is a terrific novel, and McCracken is definitely a writer to watch. " -- Library Journal

Remarkable McCracken has wit and subtlety to burn, as well as an uncanny ability to tap into the sadness that runs through the center of her characters worlds. This book is so lovely that, when you re reading, you ll want to sleep with it under your pillow. Salon.com
McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. The blend is reminiscent of such late-20th-century treasures as "The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp," or "A Confederacy of Dunces." "Denver Post"
A true marvel thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end McCracken knows all kinds of subtle, enticing secrets of the heart and conveys them in silky, transparent language. "San Francisco Chronicle "
Lovely a tribute to the quiet passion of people trapped in isolation. "Los Angeles Times "
Fascinating The reader finds herself entangled, body and soul, in this tender and endlessly strange novel, which is in all senses a hymn to human growth gone haywire and to a love so big it can t hold its own magnificent limbs upright. "Elle
" Such is the incantatory power of McCracken s eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor.... McCracken is as original a writer as they come.... I fell in love. Daphne Merkin, "The New Yorker
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McCracken is a true romantic, not the sloppy, gushy kind who lie to themselves, but the robust, ferocious romantic who sees reality with all its chinks, twitches, and zits, and finds it beautiful. Katherine Dunn, author of" Geek Love
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Highly recommended ... eloquent and hauntingly beautiful ... This is a terrific novel, and McCracken is definitely a writer to watch. "Library Journal""

"Remarkable...McCracken has wit and subtlety to burn, as well as an uncanny ability to tap into the sadness that runs through the center of her characters' worlds. This book is so lovely that, when you're reading, you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow." --Salon.com
"McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. The blend is reminiscent of such late-20th-century treasures as The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp, or A Confederacy of Dunces."--Denver Post
A true marvel...thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end...McCracken knows all kinds of subtle, enticing secrets of the heart and conveys them in silky, transparent language." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Lovely...a tribute to the quiet passion of people trapped in isolation." --Los Angeles Times
"Fascinating...The reader finds herself entangled, body and soul, in this tender and endlessly strange novel, which is in all senses a hymn to human growth gone haywire and to a love so big it can't hold its own magnificent limbs upright."--Elle
"Such is the incantatory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor.... McCracken is as original a writer as they come.... I fell in love."--Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker

"McCracken is a true romantic, not the sloppy, gushy kind who lie to themselves, but the robust, ferocious romantic who sees reality with all its chinks, twitches, and zits, and finds it beautiful."--Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

"Highly recommended ... eloquent and hauntingly beautiful ... This is a terrific novel, and McCracken is definitely a writer to watch."--Library Journal

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An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, "The Giant's House" is the magical first novel from the author of the 1994 ALA Notable collection Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry.

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 who's 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 who's 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. "The Giant's House" is an unforgettably tender and quirky novel about learning to welcome the unexpected miracle, and about the strength of choosing to love in a world that gives no promises, and no guarantees.

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