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The Woman on the Stairs - (Vintage International) by Bernhard Schlink (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Vintage International

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Author: Bernhard Schlink

Language: English

TCIN: 53419641
UPC: 9781101912348
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-2495


"Spellbinding. . . . Runs on taut suspense." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"Has the grip of a mystery. . . . A satisfying ending . . . keeps the novel alive after the last page has been turned." --The Washington Times

"At the heart of this terse novel is a love rectangle, decades in the past. . . . A chance glimpse of the picture in a gallery on the other side of the world leads to a series of reunions and examinations of male possessiveness." --The New Yorker

"Elegant. . . . Exquisitely wrought. . . . Profound and moving." --Buffalo News

"A page-turner. . . . Shine[s] a light on Schlink's brilliance as a contemplative writer who, through simple prose and complex characters, mediates on life and all its challenges." --New York Journal of Books

"Schlink, a professor of law in both Germany and the United States, writes with lawyerly precision, and his protagonist's midlife search for meaning is thought-provoking and surprisingly tender." --BookPage

"Flawlessly simple prose. Bernhard Schlink is a master. . . . His writing is understandable, transparent and intelligent. Seemingly effortless, he manages to create a variety of complex characters, tangled plots and moral dilemmas." --Die Welt

"A gripping novel about what happens when life's plans fall apart." --Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

"A daring, hugely emotional work of literature." --News (Austria)

"[Schlink] has succeeded in writing a veritable thriller, which subtly and expertly intertwines perceptions of art and contemporary political events." --Weser-Kurier

"Gripping and intelligent, offset with a good portion of thoughtfulness." --Rhein-Main-Press

"Exquisite. . . . A profoundly moving meditation on how one's life is affected by the choices one makes along the way." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A mysterious, character-driven, and history-enriched story. . . . Schlink's prose captivates." --Booklist

"[A] poignant meditation on recrimination and regret." --Library Journal

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