The Book of Air and Shadows


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$14.99  $13.94
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.37 X 8.04 X 1.23 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber is the author of five acclaimed novels. He lives in Seattle.


"A gripping literary thriller. A taut novel that offers ingenious puzzles plus murderous threats along the way."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Fearless, intricate and intelligent. Stylish and confident prose. Dialogue that respects a reader's intelligence. A smart and original plot."--Seattle Times
"(An) intelligent thrill ride."--Tampa Tribune
"A wild ride of a thriller. The characters have depth, histories and believability."--Wichita Eagle
"If you love books, make room on the shelf for a new guilty pleasure."--Washington Post
"(An) intoxicating mix of fact, fiction, secret codes and ancient conspiracies...well-written and cleverly told. A terrific thriller."--Edmonton Journal (Canada)
"Smart and irreverent."--Arizona Republic
"A smart thriller. Gruber's themes may be lofty but his people are fully fleshed. An engaging adventure."--Boston Globe
"A dead genius, a sleuthing couple with romantic chemistry, and some bad's a fun party."--Entertainment Weekly
"Very good...ingenious and suspenseful."--Maclean's
"A fast-moving tale about the world of rare books. A wonderful story with absolutely superb casting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"One of the best new writers in the genre."--Charlotte Observer
"Entertaining. A wild ride."--Charlotte Observer, Best Books of Summer
"An intricately crafted and literate work (that) should give the (thriller) genre a good shake."--Denver Post
"A wonderful book, brimming with energy, suspense, wit and fascinating details about the rare book business. A fast-paced yarn that is part Henry James, part James Bond.--Chicago Tribune
"Not since Bayatt's POSSESSION has an author so successfully combined literary puzzle, tempestuous duplicity, human adventure and good storytelling."--BookPage
"Finely-honed prose, ambitious structure and captivating characters...This is a whip-smart adventure that surpasses its competitors with dexterity."--Rocky Mountain News
"Gruber is no ordinary writer."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"MIchael Gruber pulls out all the stops (in) an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse."--Newsday
"Another one of [Gruber's] patently intricate thrillers."
"Few thrillers will surpass [this book] when it comes to energetic writing, compellingly flawed characters, literary scholarship and mathematical conundrums."--USA Today
"A crackling whodunit. Characters (with) rich inner lives that transmute genre fiction into literature."--Dallas Morning News
"(An) entertaining thriller with Da Vinci Code appeal but far better writing."--Ventura County Star
"Quirky, flawed characters, tricksy first-person narration, and nimble, witty prose. Gruber is the real deal."
"Ingenious...engaging...a gripping, satisfying read."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Gruber deftly raises the thriller stakes and accelerates the plot while still creating convincing personal journeys for his characters."--Booklist (starred review)