The Luminaries

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton ($16.20 hb, $8.59 Kndl, 848 pp)

luminariesAmazon: It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have men in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bus, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her midtwenties, and will confirm for critics and readers that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing

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  1. abcdoris2003 said

    Sounds fascinating! My husband love politics all day long…so reading politics is not for me. I hear enough!

    Doris

    Children’s Author ++++++++++++++ Army Camels, Jackson Sundown http://www.abcdoris.com

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