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The Giant's House An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, The Giant s House is the magical first novel from the author of theALA Notable collection Here s Your Hat, What s Your HurryThe year is , and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty six year old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up Until the day James Carlson Sweatt the over tall eleven year old boy who s the talk of the town walks into her library and changes her life forever Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted In James, Peggy discovers the one person who s ever really understood her, and as he grows six foot five at age twelve, then seven feet, then eight so does her heart and their most singular romance The Giant s House is an unforgettably tender and quirky novel about learning to welcome the unexpected miracle, and about the strength of choosing to love in a world that gives no promises, and no guarantees

10 thoughts on “The Giant's House

  1. Melki Melki says:

    Love Poem for a Librarian Although her love for me is infinitesimal,Her eyes are as Dewey as any old decimal. The plot is simple, and wonderfully strange a librarian, a woman used to being ignored, and taken for granted Nevertheless, I was the town librarian less a woman

  2. Idarah Idarah says:

    This is one of the strangest, loveliest books I ve read thus far Staring at my hardcover edition lying on my coffee table, I realize why it I purchased it in the first place It has a simple bright orange dustjacket, and it stands taller and narrower than its shelf counterpa

  3. Alison Alison says:

    While the book is undeniably well written, I couldn t like the main character much A lonely woman who falls in love with the young giant James Sweatt when he is eleven failed to capture my sympathy The book just seemed to be missing some spark of life, its passion seeming na

  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    I wasn t expecting to like this book I m into dreamy romanticism, not wry humor, not stark, unadorned realism But, I love this book.I love the cynical, obviously but not stereotypically autistic narrator I love the metaphors and archetypes I love the astute commentary on prej

  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    Dear Peggy, I did not have fun in your head Let s not do this again Sincerely, Rachel If you have been searching high and low for a book that tells the unfulfilling love story between a morose librarian and a boy with gigantism half her age who she s known since he was 12, the

  6. Von Von says:

    This is still one of my top 5 favorite books of all time Elizabeth McCracken s style of writing is really beautiful She has an unapologetic way of presenting a person s deepest innermost flaws, while simultaneously giving you every opportunity to fall in love with them I fell i

  7. Kyli Kyli says:

    spoiler alertBefore I say anything else, I have to say that Elizabeth McCracken is a literary ballerina she is in love with words and her use of them could not begraceful or defined The Giant s House is written in first person and I get the feeling that many of the thoughts opin

  8. Diana Diana says:

    Space is the chief problem Books are a bad family there are those you love, and those you are indifferent o idiots and mad cousins who you would banish except others enjoy their company wrongheaded but fascinating eccentrics and dreamy geniuses orphaned grandchildren and endless

  9. Liz Liz says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If you have not heard of Robert Wadlow, he IS James Sweatt and was a very real man which is why I cannot respect the author for labeling the book a work of fiction I immediately recognized the similari

  10. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I am addicted From the moment I began reading I m only on page 35 , I was hooked Lock, stock and barrel Wow Perhaps it s the time of year Perhaps it s the stunning freshness of style, compassion for her topic, perception of life, dexterous use of metaphor, imagery, irony and humor

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