The Sleeper of the Fall?

We suggested earlier that The Good Thief, which is on order in small quantities in most libraries, is a title to watch.

Today’s New York Times seems to bear that out. Janet Maslin gives it a very strong review, calling it “darkly transporting.” She relates it to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, saying that in both books “the reader can find plain-spoken fiction full of traditional virtues: strong plotting, pure lucidity, visceral momentum and a total absence of writerly mannerisms.”

Good Thief 

Hannah Tinti

  • Hardcover: $26; 336 pages
  • Publisher: The Dial Press (August 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385337450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385337458

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