From Publishers Weekly
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One of the most thoughtful and entertaining novels to come out of Europe in a decade . . . a smart, heartfelt, thoroughly enjoyable book written for thinking adults, and the most recent incarnation, from Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf right down to Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, of that potent, ever-popular myththe book that changes your life. . . . Go ahead and buy this onebelieve me, you'll want to read it more than once.”Nick Dimartino, Shelf Awareness
One reads this book almost breathlessly, can’t put it down . . . A handbook for the soul, intellect and heart.”Die Welt (Germany)
A treat for the mind. One of the best books I have read in a long time.” Isabel Allende
This beautiful book lit like a fuse that snaked its way into my consciousness, sending out sparklers of light that made me feel more alive, more awake, for days. I hated to see it come to an end. What more can one ask?” Maya Muir, The Oregonian