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Mark of the Angel
Nancy Huston
0375709215
August 2000
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Book Review
From Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer who's lived in France for a couple of decades, comes a modest proposal in the form of a novel: Maybe millennial fiction shouldn't look forward. Maybe it should look back to the shames and sadnesses of the 20th century. The Mark of the Angel, Huston's U.S. debut and a bestseller in France, tells the story of Saffie, a young German girl who takes a job as a housekeeper in 1957 Paris. Her employer, a brilliant young flautist named Raphael, falls hard for her, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that he finds her "impassive" and "impenetrable." Hard-eyed Saffie seems to sleepwalk through life, and as if in a dream, she and Raphael marry and have a son, Emil. When Raphael sends her off to have his flute repaired one day, he little suspects what he's setting in motion. In András,...


Mark of the Angel
Nancy Huston
1740307402
March 2004
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Book Review
From Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer who's lived in France for a couple of decades, comes a modest proposal in the form of a novel: Maybe millennial fiction shouldn't look forward. Maybe it should look back to the shames and sadnesses of the 20th century. The Mark of the Angel, Huston's U.S. debut and a bestseller in France, tells the story of Saffie, a young German girl who takes a job as a housekeeper in 1957 Paris. Her employer, a brilliant young flautist named Raphael, falls hard for her, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that he finds her "impassive" and "impenetrable." Hard-eyed Saffie seems to sleepwalk through life, and as if in a dream, she and Raphael marry and have a son, Emil. When Raphael sends her off to have his flute repaired one day, he little suspects what he's setting in motion. In András,...


Mark of the Angel
Nancy Huston
157490244X
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
From Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer who's lived in France for a couple of decades, comes a modest proposal in the form of a novel: Maybe millennial fiction shouldn't look forward. Maybe it should look back to the shames and sadnesses of the 20th century. The Mark of the Angel, Huston's U.S. debut and a bestseller in France, tells the story of Saffie, a young German girl who takes a job as a housekeeper in 1957 Paris. Her employer, a brilliant young flautist named Raphael, falls hard for her, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that he finds her "impassive" and "impenetrable." Hard-eyed Saffie seems to sleepwalk through life, and as if in a dream, she and Raphael marry and have a son, Emil. When Raphael sends her off to have his flute repaired one day, he little suspects what he's setting in motion. In András,...


Slow Emergencies
Nancy Huston
0375709207
January 2002
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Book Review
The protagonist of Slow Emergencies lives in a sleepy New England college town, choreographing dances in her attic studio. She shares a comfortable house and a cozy life with her philosophy professor husband and two small daughters. But none of this quite satisfies Lin, who is consumed by her work. So when an irresistible offer comes--a dance company in Mexico City wants her to be its director--she leaves husband and children behind and becomes a traveling artist. Alas, just as her old life was haunted by the specter of an unfulfilled career, her new life is haunted by the specter of her children: "In the Mexico City subway, and in the streets--everywhere but in the dance--Lin is vulnerable to attack by babies. The second she hears a baby crying, panic seizes her."

Nancy Huston's writing comes alive when she's describing...



Slow Emergencies
Nancy Huston
1883642639
February 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
The protagonist of Slow Emergencies lives in a sleepy New England college town, choreographing dances in her attic studio. She shares a comfortable house and a cozy life with her philosophy professor husband and two small daughters. But none of this quite satisfies Lin, who is consumed by her work. So when an irresistible offer comes--a dance company in Mexico City wants her to be its director--she leaves husband and children behind and becomes a traveling artist. Alas, just as her old life was haunted by the specter of an unfulfilled career, her new life is haunted by the specter of her children: "In the Mexico City subway, and in the streets--everywhere but in the dance--Lin is vulnerable to attack by babies. The second she hears a baby crying, panic seizes her."

Nancy Huston's writing comes alive when she's describing...



Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses the Mark of the Angel
Marilyn Herbert
0973398434
Jan 2005
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Sweet Agony
Nancy Huston
0375713662
January 2003
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Review
“An elegant and nimble writer.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Nancy Huston writes with grace and power, and a wisdom that can only come from the heart.” –Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives

“Insightful and stylish….An audacious conceit distinguishes Huston’s tale.” –Kirkus Reviews


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?An elegant and nimble writer.? ?The Philadelphia Inquirer

?Nancy Huston writes with grace and power, and a wisdom that can only come from the heart.? ?Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives

?Insightful and stylish?.An audacious conceit distinguishes Huston?s tale.? ?Kirkus Reviews


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Round Anvil Rock
Nancy Huston Banks
1419145525
June 2004
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Book Description
The judge and William had gone away from the house as soon as breakfast was over, saying they would try to return in time to see the visitor. Miss Penelope was busy in seeing that the coffee-pot was washed with hot water and rinsed with cold, and scoured inside and out till it shone like burnished silver. The widow Broadnax, too, was as busy as she ever was, sitting in her usual place in the chimney-corner, looking like some large, clumsily graven image in dark stone, and watching her half-sister's every movement without winking or turning her head. So that Ruth and David were left to follow their own fanciful devices, free to put flowers everywhere.

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Round Anvil Rock
Nancy Huston Banks
1421929961
Nov 2005
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Book Description
The judge and William had gone away from the house as soon as breakfast was over, saying they would try to return in time to see the visitor. Miss Penelope was busy in seeing that the coffee-pot was washed with hot water and rinsed with cold, and scoured inside and out till it shone like burnished silver. The widow Broadnax, too, was as busy as she ever was, sitting in her usual place in the chimney-corner, looking like some large, clumsily graven image in dark stone, and watching her half-sister's every movement without winking or turning her head. So that Ruth and David were left to follow their own fanciful devices, free to put flowers everywhere. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Cantique Des Plaines
Nancy Huston
2290047708

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Round Anvil Rock
Nancy Huston Banks
142192997X
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The judge and William had gone away from the house as soon as breakfast was over, saying they would try to return in time to see the visitor. Miss Penelope was busy in seeing that the coffee-pot was washed with hot water and rinsed with cold, and scoured inside and out till it shone like burnished silver. The widow Broadnax, too, was as busy as she ever was, sitting in her usual place in the chimney-corner, looking like some large, clumsily graven image in dark stone, and watching her half-sister's every movement without winking or turning her head. So that Ruth and David were left to follow their own fanciful devices, free to put flowers everywhere. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Goldberg Variations
Nancy Huston
0921833490
October 1996
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The Montreal Gazette
"Thirty people are invited into Liliane Kulainn's bedroom to hear her play Bach's Goldberg Variations on her harpsichord. The 30 variations, bracketed by an aria from Liliane herself, are in fact interior monologues from the guests, each one a wicked little outburst crackling with gossip, wit and intelligence. In The Goldberg Variations, Huston's penchant for the lyrical swoon so cherished by French writers is happily mated with her considerable erudition. This is an intellectual exercise that throbs with the smell of life. We learn a lot about music, criticism, literary circles, but most of all, we learn a lot about Liliane--her love affairs, her appetites, her lust for mystery, her husband, her eccentricities, her hubris. And yet, Liliane remains, as she must, a mystery. As people sit on the hard chairs and wait...


Histoire D'omaya
Nancy Huston
2742718877

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Language Notes
Text: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Plainsong
Nancy Huston
1586420143
April 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in Canada in 1993, this moody novel may be most notable for the number of embedded clauses Huston (Mark of the Angel) strings together in her marathon-length sentences. A poignant and often tragic tale of hard times and abuse over four generations of a Canadian family from the 1890s to the 1970s, the story is told by Paula (a narrator fond of the em-dash, intermittently partial to the comma and dismissive of quotation marks). When she discovers sections of her grandfather's journal, Paula begins to write an imaginary family history, as if telling her grandfather, Paddon, about his own history. It is no loving tale. The Sterling family lived in Alberta, Canada, and were gold miners, farmers and teachers. They were also alcoholics, philanderers, domestic abusers and failed dreamers. Filled with...

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