The Good Thief (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Hannah Tinti

Thorndike Press, 9781410412072, 481pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2009

Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief features an orphan, a con man, a giant zombie, a mad doctor, a dwarf, and a sinister factory. Need I say more? It takes a pretty incredible writer to create a 19th-century boy's adventure story with a wry, 21st-century sensibility. Once you begin, you'll be saying 'just one more chapter.'”
— Jessica Stockton, McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY
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September 2008 Indie Next List

“Ren, one of many orphans at Saint Anthony's Orphanage for boys, is approaching the age when he will be conscripted into the army. A swaggering Benjamin Nab appears and claims Ren as his long-lost brother. But, as soon as they are on the way, it is clear that Benjamin Nab is not anything he seems to be. Tinti has written a wonderful, compelling novel.”
— Lyn Roberts, Square Books, Oxford, MS
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Description

A Dickensian cast of characters in 19th-century New England comes brilliantly to life in this wondrous debut novel about an orphaned boy and the colorful con man who claims to be his brother.
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