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The Puzzle King

By Betsy Carter

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Published By
Algonquin Books
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Number Of Pages
352
Publication Date
November 02, 2010
ISBN
9781616200169

The Puzzle King

By Betsy Carter

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Here’s a memorable tale of two unlikely heroes: the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon, two immigrants, both sent to America by their families to find a better life. An improbable match, they meet in New York City and fall in love. Simon—inventor of the jigsaw puzzle—eventually makes his fortune. Now wealthy, Flora and Simon become obsessed with rescuing those they left behind in Europe, loved ones whose fates will be determined by growing anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Puzzle King explores a fascinating moment in history with a cast of characters who endure with dignity, grace, and hope for the future.

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"Everybody loves an inspiring rags-to-riches story, and The Puzzle King delivers that in spades . . . [it tells] the immigrant story from a uniquely relationship-and family-based perspective, all the while honoring their bravery and stoicism in the face of great odds.” --San Francisco Book Review
“Skillfully using ties to her own family, Carter weaves a compelling story and  a rich, multilayered novel around three Jewish sisters and deftly captures the squalor and bustle of early 20th century New York . . . A fine novel with twists and turns and pieces that interlock tightly . . . Carter at her best.”  —The Miami Herald
“Skillfully using ties to her own family, Carter weaves a compelling story and  a rich, multilayered novel around three Jewish sisters and deftly captures the squalor and bustle of early 20th century New York . . . A fine novel with twists and turns and pieces that interlock tightly . . . Carter at her best.” --The Miami Herald

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Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Categories
Number Of Pages
352
Publication Date
November 02, 2010
ISBN
9781616200169

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