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Publisher Description

A young girl forms an unforgettable friendship with an elderly neighbor while searching for answers about her family's past in this national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize nominee.

Eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her twin sister, dead at birth, but her mother steadfastly refuses to talk about these people who are lost to her daughter. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky, a lone old man, for a school biography assignment, she finds that he is equally reticent about his own concealed history. Precocious and imaginative, the girl invents version upon version of Mr. Kominsky's past, just as she invents lives for the people missing from her own shadowy past.

The journey of discovery that these two oddly matched people embark upon is at the heart of this beautiful story about friendship and communion, about discovering what matters most in life, and about the search to find the missing pieces of ourselves. McGhee's prose glistens with shrewd truth and wild imaginings, creating a novel that will reverberate in the hearts and minds of readers long after the book is finished.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2000
April 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown/Archetype
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.7
MB

Customer Reviews

LyndAndFriends ,

Clara is an Aidorondeck "Scout"

Give this book a chance. I found the story so wonderful that I would love it if a very talented script writer, director, etc., would make the movie. But could they capture the timing of the way this story unfolds? Perhaps, it "views" better in my imagination, very much like Clara sees so many stories.

This is a wonderful book!

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