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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (783 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Ozick Narrator: Julie Dretzi Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cynthia Ozick has won many accolades, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Heir to the Glimmering World is a highly atmospheric novel set in New York in the 1930s. When a young woman becomes assistant to a German professor living in the Bronx, she must find her place in his chaotic household and learn to navigate the eccentric generosity of his benefactor, an aging Christopher Robin. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/14/2014

    " All of these characters were so emotionally disconnected from one another, and the narrator's lack of emotion, made this a hard read. I felt like the narrator was beating into me the need to feel something for the other characters, yet not giving a reason to do so. She didn't care enough about anything. She was also slow-witted, not realizing things that were happening in the family and in her own relationships, until it was far too late to do anything about it. I felt like someone was telling a story about something that happened to someone they barely knew, just reciting facts and announcing events in a way that declared that empathy must be the obvious result. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sherhazade | 2/9/2014

    " I only made it so far into this book before deciding I had given it enough time. I didn't care for any of the characters and found some quite frustrating. When you start wanting to slam a character's head in the book itself, it's not a good sign. I picked the book up at the library because I admire her famous short story "The Shawl" so much. Perhaps I should try more short stories by her. I know with Joyce Carol Oates, it's her stories I really like best of her work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deborah Nash | 1/26/2014

    " A different kind of story one might say surrialistic in nature but captivating.The characters range from pathetic to grotesque but captivating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kelly | 1/26/2014

    " I lost interested about half way through and stopped reading. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is the author of numerous acclaimed works. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.