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Medium   by Barbara Trapido

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0552990566
Books Registered: 7
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 5
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Amazon Editorial Review

Ask today's favorite novelists what books influenced their writing and you'll hear Brother of the More Famous Jack again and again. Dog-eared copies of this long out-of-print novel are highly prized and shared enthusiastically in literary circles-its return to print is cause for celebration.

Stylish, suburban Katherine is eighteen when she is propelled into the heart of Professor Jacob Goldman's rambling home and his large eccentric family. As his enchanting yet sharp-tongued wife, Jane, gives birth to her sixth child, Katherine meets beautiful, sulky Roger and his volatile younger brother, Jonathan. Inevitable heartbreak sends her fleeing to Rome, but ten years later, older and wiser, she returns to find the Goldmans again.


"Why did it take me so long to discover the singular joys of Barbara Trapido's novels? Why, for so many years, had I missed these witty, soulful, heartbreaking, expansive, brilliant tales? What have I been wasting my time doing? Reading books that AREN'T perfect? Never again! Since finally discovering Trapido in 2012, I have become a literary evangelist on her behalf. On account of my badgering, all my friends now love her, too. I won't rest until everyone in America has read (and fallen in love with) this fabulous author." -Elizabeth Gilbert


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Registered by snoopy56 of Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk United Kingdom on 2/18/2007

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by klaradyn of Praha, Praha Czech Republic on 3/13/2007

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Registered by wordynotnerdy of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 10/14/2009

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Registered by eggs2805 of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 9/2/2011

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Registered by GreavsieE17 of Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on 6/23/2016

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Kaisi of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 4/9/2014

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