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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicole Krauss Narrator: George Guidall, Celeste Ciulla, Robert Ian MacKenzie, Alma Cuervo, Paul Hecht, various narrators Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the internationally bestselling author of The History of Love comes this stunning novel. Great House follows the multiple owners of one writing desk and how the desk shapes their lives. A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet’s police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet’s supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife. And a Jerusalem antiques dealer uses the desk in his family’s study, which was devastated by the Nazis in 1944. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Krauss is able, despite the formidable remove of the central characters and the mournfulness of their telling, to ground Great House in the shock of immediacy…It is a high-wire performance, only the wire has been replaced by an exposed nerve, and you hold your breath, and she does not fall.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Great House is an eloquent dramatization of the need to find that missing piece that will give life its meaning.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Flowing, musical…Krauss’ pross brings gifts on every page…And this gifted writer understands the powerful way that certain things—a desk, a book, a red suit with black buttons—can give us comfort, and brings us home.”

    Seattle Times

  • “An ambitious, disturbing, brave, provocative work…Every page vibrates with the tension of something unsolvable insisting on being solved. The novel’s world is dense, dreamlike, with a dream’s half-seductive, half-horrifying internal logic—made sensuous and textured by paintings, music, furniture.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Powerful…Great House is a smart, serious, sharply written novel of great care and yearning.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Stunning…The sharply etched characters seem at first arbitrarily linked across time and space, but Krauss pulls together the disparate elements, settings, characters, and fragile connective tissue to form a formidable and haunting mosaic of loss and profound sorrow.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Robert Ian McKenzie…demonstrates that he can do wonders with material he can sink his teeth into. His performance as a British professor married to a reclusive writer is a marvel, and Alma Cuervo’s evocation of a lonely author haunted by her relationship to a previous owner of the desk is affecting and nuanced. Listeners who enjoy lingering over a top-notch novel will be intellectually nourished by this audio.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • “Beautifully read and artfully written, Krauss’ every sentence wraps itself around the heart. Prepare to be mesmerized.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2010
  • Winner of the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Fiction
  • Winner of the 2011 Indies Choice Award
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction
  • Shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize
  • A 2010 National Book Award Finalist
  • A 2010 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
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