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"A mesmerizing tale of star-crossed love and of the dark secrets in a fracturing family . . . This novel is so full of wonders that it leaves you haunted, amazed, and, like every great read, irrevocably changed." — Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
The reclusive Harriet Wolf, revered author and family matriarch, has a final confession: a love story. Years after her death, as her family comes together one last time, the mystery of Harriet's life hangs in the balance. Does the truth lie in the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet a world-famous writer, or will her final confession be lost forever?
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders tells the moving story of the unforgettable Wolf women in four distinct voices: the mysterious Harriet, who, until now, has never revealed the secrets of her past; her fiery, overprotective daughter, Eleanor; and her two grown granddaughters — Tilton, the fragile yet exuberant younger sister, who's become a housebound hermit, and Ruth, the older sister, who ran away at sixteen and never looked back.
When Eleanor is hospitalized, Ruth decides it's time to do right by a pact she made with Tilton long ago: to return home and save her sister. Meanwhile, Harriet whispers her true life story to the reader. It's a story that spans the entire twentieth century and is filled with mobsters, outcasts, a lonesome lion, and a home for wayward women. It's also a tribute to her lifelong love of the boy she met at the Maryland School for Feeble-minded Children.
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, Julianna Baggott's most sweeping and mesmerizing novel yet, offers a profound meditation on motherhood and sisterhood, as well as on the central importance of stories. It is a novel that affords its characters that rare chance we all long for — the chance to reimagine the stories of our lives while there's still time.
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The reclusive Harriet Wolf, revered author and family matriarch, has a final confession-a love story. Years after her death, as her family comes together one last time, the mystery of Harriet's life hangs in the balance. Does the truth lie in the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet a world-famous writer, or will her final confession be lost forever?
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The reclusive Harriet Wolf, revered author and family matriarch, has a final confession: a love story. Years after her death, as her family comes together one last time, the mystery of Harriet's life hangs in the balance. Does the truth lie in the rumored final book of the series that made Harriet a world-famous writer, or will her final confession be lost forever?
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders tells the moving story of the unforgettable Wolf women in four distinct voices: the mysterious Harriet, who, until now, has never revealed the secrets of her past; her fiery, overprotective daughter, Eleanor; and her two grown granddaughters — Tilton, the fragile yet exuberant younger sister, who's become a housebound hermit, and Ruth, the older sister, who ran away at sixteen and never looked back.
When Eleanor is hospitalized, Ruth decides it's time to do right by a pact she made with Tilton long ago: to return home and save her sister. Meanwhile, Harriet whispers her true life story to the reader. It's a story that spans the entire twentieth century and is filled with mobsters, outcasts, a lonesome lion, and a home for wayward women. It's also a tribute to her lifelong love of the boy she met at the Maryland School for Feeble-minded Children.
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, Julianna Baggott's most sweeping and mesmerizing novel yet, offers a profound meditation on motherhood and sisterhood, as well as on the central importance of stories. It is a novel that affords its characters that rare chance we all long for — the chance to reimagine the stories of our lives while there's still time.
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      • source: Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winner
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      • source: Justin Cronin, New York Times bestselling author of The Passage
      • content: A great gorgeous whirlwind of a novel, boundless in its imagination. You will be swept away.
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      • source: Antonya Nelson
      • content: A poet has transformed a piece of history into a luminous and epic piece of literature; it's as if John Irving and Djuna Barnes had collaborated, each bringing to the page the fiery best of their various gifts, the dark and lyrical and bizarre and sexual and comical and violent and mysterious and supremely heart-breaking spectacle of wide, wild lives rendered vividly before our eyes.
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      • source: Madison Smartt Bell
      • content: Few writers of the twenty-first century can rival the verve, the energy and the sheer delight in language of Julianna Baggott. Profoundly different from anything she has done before, The Madam is an extraordinary novel which will open a whole new phase of what already looks like a brilliant career.
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      • source: Richard Russo, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
      • content: Julianna Baggott enjoys living on the knife edge between hilarity and heartbreak and that makes her a writer after my own heart.
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      • content: For Baggott, cosmic irony is always in the details, the absurd gap between self-knowledge and behavioral excess ... [Her] brand of witty psychological observation is dark and corrosive... [she] has the knack for finding the oxymoronic in any situation.
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        June 15, 2015
        The life of Harriet Wolf, beloved (though reclusive) author of a series of fanciful novels, is clouded in mystery, and the rumored existence of the manuscript for a final volume provides grist for the mills of academics, fans, and family members alike. Baggott has written an often whimsical account of long-term damages set in motion by good intentions. Told in four unique, alternating voices-that of Harriet, her daughter, Eleanor, and her two granddaughters, Ruth and Tilton-Baggott's (Burn, 2014) gradual revelation of the meandering course of the enigmatic author's life is part fairy tale, part psychological autopsy. Overcoming an early and erroneous banishment to the Maryland School for Feeble Minded Children, Harriet's tenacity in creating a charmed and charming life for herself, on paper if not in the flesh, is recounted in a series of episodes that span the 20th century. Her descendants' stories range from the bleak to the bizarre, but all take place on the stage Harriet created, and it's her legacy of secrecy and fierce familial loyalty that curses and blesses them all. What's hidden in Harriet's saga is as important as what's visible, and Baggott's tale is sprinkled with promises, secrets, pacts, and more than one case of agoraphobia. When a medical crisis reunites Eleanor, Ruth, and Tilton, the weight of Harriet's prescience is felt while it falls to her family to puzzle out how to continue to live and love in a real world that is not as enchanting as that of her novels. Moments of heartbreak balance moments of hilarity in Baggott's ambitious portrait of a family created from equal parts secrecy and love.

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        March 1, 2015

        Author of the "Pure" trilogy, a bleak and gorgeously rendered dystopian tale, Baggott here does something arrestingly different. Reclusive author Harriet Wolf is long dead, but rumors of a final, revelatory book left unpublished are still very much alive. Harriet; her fiercely protective daughter, Eleanor; and Eleanor's grown daughters, runaway rebel Ruth, and Tilton, now as reclusive as Harriet, share a narrative that delivers a powerful sense of the meaning of motherhood and the bonds between sisters.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        September 15, 2015

        Baggott moves from her dystopian trilogy (Pure; Fuse; Burn) to a tale of the legacy of family secrets told through the voices of four women. Harriet Wolf, an acclaimed author of six books of magic realism, which are studied by literature professors and venerated by the Harriet Wolf Society; Eleanor, the "gatekeeper" of her mother's legacy, who keeps the scholars and public at bay and denies the existence of a seventh book; Tilton, Eleanor's younger daughter and the only one who knows where Harriet's final manuscript is hidden, having promised her grandmother to release it only in a family emergency. A medical crisis brings older daughter Ruth, who ran away at 16, back home where they all confront the history of Harriet. The narrative weaves among mother and daughters, interspersed with Harriet's final words. Her legacy and her secrets, which she disguised in her novels, have deeply affected her descendants. Eleanor has an intense need to keep those she loves too close; Ruth flees; and naive Tilton is locked away from the world and living an almost fairy-tale existence. VERDICT This exquisite and haunting tale of mothers and daughters, love and loss, and fiction vs. reality will satisfy women's fiction fans. [See Prepub Alert, 2/9/15.]--Catherine Coyne, Mansfield P.L., MA

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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