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Miniatures : A Novel

Labiner, Norah

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ISBN 10: 1566891361 / ISBN 13: 9781566891363
Published by Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Miniatures : A Novel

Publisher: Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Norah Labiner's masterful follow-up to her groundbreaking Our Sometime Sister is an engrossing and innovative work conceived in classical style, popping with pop cultural panache, and exhibiting all the gifts and vision of its author, who was lauded by the Utne Reader as one of the "ten novelists who are changing the way we see the world."Miniatures is an intensely evocative novel with haunting characters and beautiful, painterly prose that summon the ghosts of Mary Shelley, Marcel Proust, and the Brontė sisters.

Young, impetuous, and possessing a passionate, vulnerable intellect, American Fern Jacobi is traveling in Ireland when she finds work as a live-in housekeeper to famous and reclusive writers Owen and Brigid Lieb.

The eccentric and world-weary Owen has lived in the shadow of scandal and suspicion ever since his first wife, a beloved and iconic novelist, committed suicide in the grand, drafty house where Fern has come to work. Amidst the Liebs's riddled and deceitful world, Fern forges an alliance with Brigid, Owen's young and beautiful second wife. When the two share the discovery of a controversial bundle of hidden letters, Fern not only unearths answers to the first wife's suicide, but also to her own past.

Norah Labiner's first novel, Our Sometime Sister, was a finalist for Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers Award. She has received an NEA fellowship and her fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Columbia Review, and Passages North. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Norah Labiner is the author of two highly acclaimed novels: Miniatures, an American Library Association Notable Book, and Our Sometime Sister, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She lives in Minneapolis.

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