The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Tiffany Baker (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.99
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
January 25, 2010
Pages
350
Dimensions
5.25 X 1.0 X 7.98 inches | 0.76 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780446194228
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About the Author

Tiffany Baker is the author of The Gilly Salt Sisters and The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, which was a New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. She holds an MFA (creative writing) and a PhD (Victorian Literature) from UC Irvine, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.

Reviews

Grabs you from its astonishing beginning to its riveting conclusion. Its charms are multitude-- a wholly unique love story, a devastating friendship, a bewitching multi-generational history... A must-read. --Sara Gruen, author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
A bracing, bright, masterful debut, Tiffany Baker is a writer to watch. --Joshilyn Jackson, author of THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING
A beautiful, startling and wholly original novel, LGOAC is infused with magic, lush language, and surprises on every page. This book is a treasure. --Stephanie Kallos, author of BROKEN FOR YOU
"Mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving, Anne Tyler's relationship savvy and Margaret Atwood." (PW, Starred Review)
"This fun, folkloric story is part Ugly Duckling, part Tim Burton's Big Fish.... For anyone looking to vanquish the cruelties of the real world, this one's for you." (Marie Claire)
"A little pearl of a book... like buried treasure." (The Dallas Morning News)
"Baker's writing is beautiful. Her descriptive style crafts Truly's emotions into sentences that are hidden treasures." (The Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"An alluring plot... lush voice... Baker has a good sense of the dark comedy of melodrama." (Washington Post)
"One splendid book... Pick of the week." (Boston Sunday Globe)
"First-time novelist Tiffany Baker uses the omniscient first-person narrator with ease. Although written in the past tense, the straightforward timeline construction manages to deliver for its characters a fairy-tale quality of coming, going and being all at once. Truly's wisdom and self-possession are the charm." (The San Francisco Chronicle)
"Tiffany Baker poured her whole heart into this weird and wonderful first novel-- and the result resembles its heroine: ungainly but magical; grotesque but true." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"But the brilliant part of this book is the colorful world of Aberdeen that Baker constructs; she weaves together a multitude of little bits to fashion one genuinely entertaining story." (Wisconsin State Journal)
"Truly Plaice is a heroine for our times. She is also a mercy killer, a healer, a loyal and loving friend, aunt and sister and the star of an enchanting first novel." (USA Today)