The Taste of Apple Seeds

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William Morrow & Company
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5.86 X 7.92 X 0.62 inches | 0.42 pounds

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About the Author

Katharina Hagena is the author of On Sleep and Disappearing. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

"This melancholy novel about lifting the layers of history is packed with gorgeous imagery and undertones of buried secrets...Sultry, tragic and intensely atmospheric."--The Times (London)
Hagena's sensitivity and attention to detail, and a narrator whose honesty and comical clumsiness keep the story light and engaging, have universal appeal.--Sunderland Echo
Trespassing from emotion to tenderness, from laughing to tragedy. Katharina Hagena retraces subtly the destiny of each of her characters who are all related to each other. In a fluid and delicate writing style she intertwines remembering and forgiving, a moving story.--Notes Bibliographiques
"There is an enchantment about this book which is almost like a fable...With seamless flash-backs Katharina Hagena retellst he story of this friendship."--Ballarat Courier
"Intriguing and carefully written."--Daily Mail (London)
"Unbearably moving but ultimately uplifting."--Good Housekeeping, UK
"Hagena's sensitivity and attention to detail, and a narrator whose honesty and comical clumsiness keep the story light nad engaging, have a universal appeal."--Irish News
"The book works a slow charm as Iris chronicles the love life of one aunt after another."--Metro London
"It's easy to see why this riveting gothic saga spent two years on the German bestseller list."--Saga Magazine
"Hagena writes in sensual, poetic prose, bringing a fairy-tale quality to her gothic tale of family secrets and deceits."--Booklist
"[This] almost has a magical feel to it, and many will find it to be extremely moving and thought-provoking. This hidden gem is utterly engrossing--RT Book Reviews
Beautifully phrased, artful and sometimes ingenious...The Taste of Apple Seeds is atmospheric and sensual...Hagena ingrains the creaking old house--and the book--with melancholy; every word, every place is weighted with memories.--The Independent
The Taste of Apple Seeds is a pure masterpiece. Germany has had a triumph with the debut of this unknown author last year.--Le Nouvel Observateur
Between the lines, you smell the odor "of apples and old stones"...You eat her apple entirely, even with the apple seeds.--Elle (FR)