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The Resource The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author

The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author

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The book of speculation : a novel
Title
The book of speculation
Title remainder
a novel
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Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author
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eng
Summary
"Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home--a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards, and seldom calls. On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. The book tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling circus more than two hundred years ago. The paper crackles with age as Simon turns the yellowed pages filled with notes, sketches, and whimsical flourishes; and his best friend and fellow librarian, Alice, looks on in increasing alarm. Why does his grandmother's name, Verona Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on July 24? Could there possibly be some kind of curse on his family--and could Enola, who has suddenly turned up at home for the first time in six years, risk the same fate in just a few weeks? In order to save her--and perhaps himself--Simon must try urgently to decode his family history while moving on from the past. The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books and family and magic"--
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Title
The book of speculation
Creator
Summary
A roller coaster of a read! This is the story of a librarian from a splintered family with a tragic past who is gifted a mysterious book that leads him to dive deep into his family’s history, all while his present life seems to be falling to pieces around him. If you loved Morgenstern’s The Night Circus or Kostova’s The Historian, this is a book for you. -- Amanda Monson for LibraryReads
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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10423801
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.W96
LC item number
B66 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Erika Swyler
The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author
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The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author
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ocn906171988
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781250054807
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012455
System control number
(OCoLC)906171988

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