The Woman Upstairs (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Nora, the woman upstairs, is a third grade teacher we all know and love. She's wonderful with children -- lively and inventive and vulnerable to an obsession that drives the book. Messud's brainy, compulsive novel brings us inside Nora's life as she falls in love with a family - with them she becomes even more artistic and charismatic; but how can a single woman possess a whole family without setting off sirens of alarm?

— Betty

May 2013 Indie Next List

— Elizabeth Sher, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC


From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Emperor's Children," a brilliant new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and betrayed by passion and desire for a world beyond her own set in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Author

Claire Messud's most recent novel, "The Emperor's Children, "was a "New York Times, Los Angeles Times "and "Washington Post "Best Book of the Year. Her first novel, "When the World Was Steady, "and her book of novellas, "The Hunters, "were both finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and her second novel, "The Last Life, "was a "Publishers Weekly "Best Book of the Year and Editor's Choice at "The Village Voice. "All four books were named "New York Times "Notable Books of the Year. Messud has been awarded Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410459596
ISBN-10: 1410459594
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2013
Pages: 461
Language: English