The Girl Giant: A Novel

The Girl Giant: A Novel

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by Kristen den Hartog
     
 

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“Something good can come from even the most terrifying things. For eve y thing that is taken away, something else is given.”

Ruth Brennan is a giant, “a rare, organic blunder pressed into a dollhouse world,” as she calls herself. Growing up in a small town, where even an ordinary person can’t simply fade into the background…  See more details below

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“Something good can come from even the most terrifying things. For eve y thing that is taken away, something else is given.”

Ruth Brennan is a giant, “a rare, organic blunder pressed into a dollhouse world,” as she calls herself. Growing up in a small town, where even an ordinary person can’t simply fade into the background, there is no hiding the fact that Ruth is different: she can see it in the eyes of everyone around her, even her own parents. James and Elspeth Brennan are emotionally at sea, struggling with the devastation wrought on their lives by World War II and with their unspoken terror that the daughter they love may, like so much else, one day be taken away from them. But fate works in strange ways, and Ruth finds that for all the things that go unsaid around her, she is nonetheless able to see deeply into the secret hearts of others—their past traumas, their present fears, and the people they might become, if only they have courage enough.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451656183
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Kristen den Hartog is a novelist and memoir writer. Her previous novels are Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, which was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award, and Origin of Haloes. The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland was written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski, and was a Toronto Globe and Mail Notable Book of 2008. She also writes a blog, Blog of Green Gables (http://blogofgreengables.wordpress.com/), about her experiences reading children’s literature with her daughter. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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The Girl Giant 1.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a different book from the description of it. Since there was nothing in the free sample, I took the risk and bought it anyway. I am regretful for this risk because while the premise was interesting, the author's treatment was unimaginative and disconnected. There was not any emotional component to the main character,Ruth, and the other characters had no sympathetic value to bring you into thier struggles. The style in which it was written seemed disjointed and stilted. I would not reccommend this book to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read the sample before buying this book, but it only gives you the cover and an incomplete blurb of praise. Bummer.