The Giant's House
'Every so often a novel comes along which transcends whimsy with the beauty of its writing. Elizabeth McCracken's small masterpiece is one of these' Guardian
A powerful and unique story about connection, showing that miracles can happen - even across a library circulation desk.
The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-eight year old librarian Peggy Cort feels as if love and life have stood her up. That is, until the day James Carlson Sweatt - the 'over-tall' eleven year old boy who's the talk of the town - walks into her library and changes her life for ever.
Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship. In James, Peggy discovers the one person who's ever really understood her, and as he grows - six foot five at age twelve, then seven foot, then eight - so does their most singular romance.
*Perfect for readers who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine*
|Book publisher||Vintage Publishing|
|Publication date||4 Sep 1997|