Nicole Krauss blossomed onto the literary scene in 2005 with the publication of her first novel, THE HISTORY OF LOVE. Popular, critically acclaimed and short-listed for a number of prestigious prizes, it poised her as a young author to watch. It's been five years since then, and Krauss is back with GREAT HOUSE --- a series of stories linked, on one level, by common themes, and on a much more prosaic level, by a single piece of furniture.
"GREAT HOUSE is solidly and carefully constructed, but Krauss still gives her characters room to breathe, exhibit genuine emotion, and live."
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