The Magician's Assistant - Ann Patchett

The Magician's Assistant

By Ann Patchett

  • Release Date: 2004-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 237 Ratings

Description

Sabine-- twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband-- is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.

Reviews

  • Worth every second

    5
    By SDWill
    The Magician's Assistant is a richly layered story of the infinite layers of human love, loss, connection and discovery. The characters are vivid and intimately familiar without a hint of cliche. This is the first novel of Ms. Patchett's that I've ever read but I guarantee that it won't be the last; it was worth every second.
  • Great story

    5
    By Olivemaye
    Loved everything about this book..great characters..I highly recommend.
  • The Magicians Assistant

    3
    By eMayr
    Enjoyed! I must say I found tons of grammar mistakes as far as misspells in this book. I marked each one. Someone didn't proof read as they should have.
  • On Magician'sAssistant

    3
    By Dr V Larson
    This book was not my cup of tea. Somehow, I finished it, but it gave me no pleasure. I read, " State of Wonder", and thought this book would be equally good. It certainly was not! This book was about a dysfunctional family, homosexuals, and a hint of lesbians. There are certainly better subjects than this to tell a good story. I have better use of my time than to read this type of book. To the author's credit it was suspenseful and the reader couldn't predict the ending. But even the ending gave me nothing. Reading this was a big waste of my time.
  • The Magician's Assistant

    1
    By Gamerater499
    A book about nothing. Uninteresting characters and no resolution because no plot.
  • a lovely book tainted by typos

    4
    By garma z
    i ordered this upon my daughter's recommendation--her favorite Patchett--and enjoyed it immensely. Patchett's writing is virtually flawless, not an awkward phrase or obtrusive adjective. And this story of loves lost and loves found is as goofy and magical as the tricks of a magician. Beware, however--this ebook is a lousy version, and reads at times like an unedited ms. There's one typo that tops them all, and enough minor ones to be distracting and occasionally puzzling. Buy the real book instead!