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Nicole Krauss

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Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2010

Powell's City of Books

Nicole Krauss' Great House is a National Book award nominee (albeit in a season where no one seems to have heard of any of them) but the selling point for prospective readers will more likely be her much-loved previous novel, The History of Love. I'll just admit here that I haven't read History, though I did give the first chapter a try for comparison's sake, and was struck by how much more immediately engaging it was. In Great House Krauss keeps her reader at arm's length; her characters are difficult to access, difficult to understand, and in fact it's difficult to engage with the book at all until its structure begins to emerge—which, as it's a series of loosely connected vignettes, takes some time. ALISON HALLETT

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205
503-228-4651
Hours: Daily 9am-11pm
http://powells.com

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  • Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2010
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