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ISBN-13: 978-0156006217
ISBN-10: 0156006219
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" Her finest novel . . . Patchett's lush and suspenseful story is also a portrait of America, which-- with its big dreams, vast spaces, and disparate realities lying side by side-- proves to be the perfect place for miraculous transformations, including Sabine's own."--The New Yorker

When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine--who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years--learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well. Sabine is left to unravel his secrets, and the adventure she embarks upon, from sunny Los Angeles to the bitter windswept plains of Nebraska, will work its own magic on her. Sabine's extraordinary tale will capture the hearts of its readers just as Sabine is captured by her quest.

"Enchanting . . . Ann Patchett is the real thing."--San Francisco Chronicle

Ann Patchett is the author of Bel Canto, Taft, and The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has written for many publications, including Elle, GQ, the Paris Review, and Vogue. She lives in Tennessee.
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The Magician's Assistant sustains author Ann Patchett's proven penchant for crafting colorful characters and marrying the ordinary with the fantastic. When Parsifal, Sabine's husband of more than 20 years and the magician of the title, suddenly dies, she begins to discover how she's glimpsed him only through smoke and mirrors. He has managed to keep hidden the existence of a family in Nebraska--his mother, two sisters, and two nephews. Sabine approaches them hungrily, as if they are a bridge to her beloved husband and a key to the mysteries he left behind. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003WUYQ64
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper; 1st edition (September 17, 2004)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 17, 2004
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2505 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 371 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, the Financial Times, the Paris Review and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mrs Margaret Ramsay
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Ann Pratchett's best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a magical read!
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goodpepper
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful storyteller. I love all of the characters she creates and this book is pure magic.
Reviewed in Canada on September 9, 2016
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Tia Gorman
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very well written but it became boring
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