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By Jessie Burton

ISBN-10: 0062306812

ISBN-13: 9780062306814

Epub ISBN: 9780062306838

Set in 17th century Amsterdam-a urban governed by means of glittering wealth and oppressive religion-a masterful debut steeped in surroundings and shimmering with secret, within the culture of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant.

"There is not anything hidden that won't be revealed…"

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to start a brand new lifestyles because the spouse of illustrious service provider dealer Johannes Brandt. yet her new domestic, whereas splendorous, isn't welcoming. Johannes is variety but far-off, consistently locked in his research or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella by myself along with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.

But Nella's global alterations whilst Johannes provides her with a unprecedented marriage ceremony present: a cabinet-sized copy in their domestic. To provide her reward, Nella engages the prone of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations reflect their real-life opposite numbers in eerie and unforeseen methods . . .

Johannes' present is helping Nella to pierce the closed international of the Brandt loved ones. yet as she uncovers its strange secrets and techniques, she starts to understand-and fear-the escalating hazards that watch for all of them. during this repressively pious society the place gold is worshipped moment basically to God, to be diversified is a possibility to the ethical cloth of society, and never even a guy as wealthy as Johannes is secure. just one individual turns out to determine the destiny that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the major to their salvation . . . or the architect in their destruction?

Enchanting, attractive, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is an impressive tale of affection and obsession, betrayal and retribution, visual appeal and fact.

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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.

Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.

Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas.  Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.

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