The Giant's House: A Romance

By Elizabeth McCracken
Read by Vivienne Leheny

11.16 Hours 12/04/2018 unabridged
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National Book Award Finalist The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod, 26-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt—the "over-tall" 11-year-old boy who's the talk of the town—walks into her library and changes her life.  Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless, they find their lives intertwined in ways neither one could have predicted. And as James grows - six-foot-five at age 12, then seven feet, then eight—so does Peggy's heart and their most singular romance. This production includes a bonus excerpt from Elizabeth McCracken’s next audiobook, Bowlaway.

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Summary

Summary

National Book Award Finalist

The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod, 26-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt—the "over-tall" 11-year-old boy who's the talk of the town—walks into her library and changes her life. 

Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless, they find their lives intertwined in ways neither one could have predicted. And as James grows - six-foot-five at age 12, then seven feet, then eight—so does Peggy's heart and their most singular romance.

This production includes a bonus excerpt from Elizabeth McCracken’s next audiobook, Bowlaway.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow.” Denver Post
“McCracken…shows herself a wise and compassionate reader of the human heart.” Publishers Weekly
“An involving and moving romance.” School Library Journal
“This tender and eccentric romance should be read if for no other reason than getting to know Peggy, whose voice is self-deprecating, intelligent, and always ruefully honest.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of The Giant’s House, which was nominated for the National Book Award; Niagara Falls All Over Again, winner of the PEN/Winship Award; and Here's Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, a collection of stories. She earned her BA and MA from Boston University, an MFA from the University of Iowa, and an MS in library science from Drexel University. McCracken has received grants and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is married to the playwright, novelist, and artist, Edward Carey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English