The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel about Family and Destiny

The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel about Family and Destiny

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by Jostein Gaarder, Sarah Jane Hails, Hilde Kramer, Hilde Kramer
     
 
From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Sophie's World comes a modern-day odyssey filled with magic and meaning, fantasy and truth. The Solitaire Mystery weaves an astonishingly original tapestry of tales, both real and imagined, from the viewpoint of a twelve-year-old boy named Hans Thomas. On a car trip through Europe with his

Overview

From the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Sophie's World comes a modern-day odyssey filled with magic and meaning, fantasy and truth. The Solitaire Mystery weaves an astonishingly original tapestry of tales, both real and imagined, from the viewpoint of a twelve-year-old boy named Hans Thomas. On a car trip through Europe with his father, Hans searches for the mother who left them years ago. At the same time, he immerses himself in a fantastic miniature book that only he can read: the strange, whimsical adventures of a sailor on an island where a deck of cards has come to life. A brilliant balancing act between rhyme and reason, reveries and reality, The Solitaire Mystery invites the reader into both worlds, each chapter represented by a different card from the deck. In the end, the journey of Hans Thomas becomes our own, a universal search for meaning and fulfillment that not only enchants, but enriches our hearts and souls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425159996
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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