Week 11/52: Great House by Nicole Krauss.


Now this is my kind of novel. You have to work for it a little. Great House follows four disparate characters in eight chapters that seem to be connected by more than a large, looming desk but it isn't until the very end of the novel that the connection becomes clear. Krauss writes of loss, regret, memory and shattered existence so well that I forget she can be so funny – see History of Love. Read Great House before it gets too spring-like outside (rain works well) and I promise this novel won't leave your memory soon.

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

2 thoughts on “Week 11/52: Great House by Nicole Krauss.

  1. i did. but what you said re: crash novels is fair. i just thought this was a whole different thing. not sentimental or easy.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: