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THE GIANT'S HOUSE

McCracken, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 0385314337 / ISBN 13: 9780385314336
Published by Dial Press, NY, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first prnt. Signed by McCracken on the title page. Holograph note by McCracken on approx 3x7 inch slip of paper laid in. "Dear -- Here you go - Thanks & cheers - Elizabeth McCracken." McCracken's note is folded in half. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Bookseller Inventory # 70125

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Title: THE GIANT'S HOUSE

Publisher: Dial Press, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author with Note

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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An unlikely love story about a lonely spinster librarian and a younger man, forced into loneliness because of his monstrous size. Peggy Cort, the reclusive librarian in a small Cape Cod town falls for a boy 14 years her junior -- one who grows to be 8 feet 7 inches and 415 pounds. Though initially attracted out of sympathy, Peggy soon finds she has much in common with this sensitive, albeit enormous man. A romance ensues, but the unique connectedness they share -- something neither has ever felt before -- is cruelly interrupted by tragedy.

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