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Heir to the Glimmering World
Heir to the Glimmering World
Author: Cynthia Ozick
Cynthia Ozick has been known for decades as one of America's most gifted and extraordinary storytellers; her remarkable new novel has established her as one of the most entertaining as well. — Set in the New York of the 1930s, Heir to the Glimmering World is a spellbinding, richly plotted novel brimming with intriguing characters. Orphaned at eig...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780618618804
ISBN-10: 0618618805
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 320
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A book about the literal vs. the interpreted idea but with enough of a plot to keep the 'meta-exploration' balanced with an entertaining yarn. Though this 'glimmering world' is rather gloomy, destructive and claustrophobic, the overall story is a surprisingly enjoyable read. I was intrigued by all the characters except the young female protaganist whose transformation seems minute compared to those around her.
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LeahG avatar reviewed Heir to the Glimmering World on + 320 more book reviews
This is a very well written book and I can see why it is a best seller, but it was hard for me to fathom the importance of most of what was happening. Plus I don't believe the heroin was very bright if she continued to live in such a depressing environment when she didn't have to.

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