The Magician's Assistant CD (CD-Audio)

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By Ann Patchett, Karen Ziemba (Read by)
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I was totally enchanted by this story: A woman becomes an assistant to
her very talented and handsome Magician Husband who happens to be gay.
The story is unusual but very poignant. After her husband dies, the main
character finds out she has an estranged family which she knew nothing
about. Ann Patchett has a tremendous gift for pulling you into a story
and keeping you there. I highly recommend.

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— debbie


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 captures the hearts of its readers just as Sabine is captured by her quest.

About the Author

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061438332
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: May 13th, 2008
Language: English