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TheCardturner

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A truly original romance, coming of age and mystery novel by the bestselling, award-winning autho... Read More

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A truly original romance, coming of age and mystery novel by the bestselling, award-winning author Louis SacharLouis Sachar's first new novel since Small Steps will delight all his fans and introduce a different readership to his wonderful booksLouis Sachar is the author of the award-winning international bestseller Holes, which was made into a film in 2003. All of Louis's books for children have been published in the UK by Bloomsbury. These also include Small Steps, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Someday Angeline, and the Marvin Redpost series and Wayside School books. He is the recipient of many of the world's best regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!A 17-year-old boy, a rich blind uncle, an attractive girl and a mother who is looking forward to an inheritance create a heady and exciting cocktail of opportunity This brand new novel from the bestselling author of Holes, is nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fictionThis is Sachar, owner of the most distinctive, clever, funny, philosophical voice in children's fiction . . . a whale symbol on the page warns of forthcoming bridge analysis, which the readers can skip if they want. But they probably won't. Because this is SacharIn Alton Richards, Sachar has created a credible and funny teenage lead . . . The human drama is grippingThe genius of Sachar's prose is that it's so plain and unshowy you don't notice the daredevil artistry of his storytelling until it's too late. You don't know you've been cut in half until you try to walk away . . . As Uncle Lester might say, nicely played, LouisA 17-year-old boy, a rich blind uncle, an attractive girl and a mother who is looking forward to an inheritance create a heady and exciting cocktail of opportunity This brand new novel from the bestselling author of Holes, is nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011

Product Details

Title: TheCardturner
Author: Louis Sachar
SKU: BK0252776
EAN: 9781408808511

About Author

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes his novels and plays quite a lot of bridge. His novel Holes has sold over 1.5 million copies in the Bloomsbury edition alone and Louis is the recipient of many of the world's most well-regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Award.

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