The Little Book
By Selden Edwards
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452295513, 405pp.)
Publication Date: May 2009
List Price: $16.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Edwards, author of "The Lost Prince," brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel.
- We learn at the beginning of The Little Book that the story will be narrated by Flora Zimmerman Burden, the mother of Wheeler Burden. Why did the author choose Flora to fill the role of narrator? How might the book be different if Wheeler told the story in the first person?
"A soaring thing of joy whose only purpose-and I mean this as a compliment-is to delight and entertain."
-Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
"Delightfully mad. . .a thrilling adventure."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"The product of a writer in full command of his gifts."
"A wide-ranging novel of grand ideas. . .a graceful waltz of a book, spinning at times at dizzying speed, but leaving behind a haunting, unforgettable melody."
-New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Back to the Future for the intellectual set."
"Inventive, bracing, poignant and well written. . . it should be at the top of everyone's summer reading list."
"It's hard not to be thoroughly taken with such an approach to both the real and imagined past."
-New York Daily News
-New York Post