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Synopsis: With the publication of his second novel, Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz established himself as a superb storyteller as well as a writer of extraordinary grace and stunning perception. The novel was hailed by Rosellen Brown as a "shattering book, imagined with startling emotional precision and generosity." And the New York Times Book Review called it "a triumph of form, pacing and power." Now, with Claire Marvel, Schwartz brings readers into a world so real and beautifully drawn that one does not want the story to end.
A chance meeting in a rainstorm becomes a defining moment of transforming emotion for graduate students Claire Marvel and Julian Rose, two people whose hearts have long been protected behind walls of wit, intelligence, and innate caution. Neither could imagine what lies in store for them: the unexpected unfolding over a dozen years of a great and difficult love.
Moving between Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and the hushed, timeless countryside of France, John Burnham Schwartz explores the many aspects of emotional commitment and the fear of giving oneself to another -- in father-son relationships, in marriage, and in the ecstasy and elation of an elusive but compelling passion. Here is a novel that plumbs with wisdom and compassion the hidden regrets, enduring hopes, and guiding mysteries of a bond stronger than reason. Masterfully written, Claire Marvel is a love story for our time, and a brilliant achievement.
Review: Die-hard romantics will find it hard to resist John Burnham Schwartz's novel Claire Marvel. Reminiscent of Erich Segal's Love Story, this is the tale of a great yet tragic love, one foretold in the novel's first sentence: "There was before her and now there is after her, and that is the difference in my life." Boy (Julian Rose) meets beautiful girl (Claire Marvel) in a spring shower in 1985 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they attend Harvard as graduate students. They fall in love and spend a difficult yet idyllic time in the French countryside, but she is stolen away by Julian's treacherously suave advisor. Julian flees Boston for his hometown of New York City, where he starts a new life. He and Claire encounter each other again years later, and eventually Claire comes back to Julian, but only indirectly, again in France. --Susan Biskeborn
Title: Claire Marvel ** S I G N E D **
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2002. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88841609
Book Description Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2916186998
Book Description Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2930611575
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G038550344XI4N00
Book Description Nan A. Talese. Condition: Very Good. . Like New dust jacket. Seller Inventory # H17C-00386
Book Description Condition: Good. This item shows some wear from consistent use, but remains in good condition and works great. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use. Seller Inventory # 1QZF9N00CXAZ
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_150330419
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Signed. First Edition. SIGNED; signed by author John Burnham Schwartz on title page. First Printing. Very Good in dust jacket. Appears unread with NO markings. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore. Seller Inventory # mon0000194714
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_120175960
Book Description Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 059666