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New Year, New Books to love in January

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Someone in London is cooking up murder


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How much would you risk to turn your life around?


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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?


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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Sebastian Faulks:

A Possible Life, December 2012
Hardcover
A Week in December, March 2010
Hardcover
Devil May Care, June 2008
Hardcover
Engleby, September 2007
Hardcover
Human Traces, August 2006
Paperback
Charlotte Gray, July 2000
Paperback
Birdsong, June 1997
Paperback

Human Traces
Sebastian Faulks

Vintage
August 2006
On Sale: August 1, 2006
618 pages
ISBN: 0099458268
EAN: 9780099458265
Paperback
$5.78
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Literature and Fiction Literary

What is it to be human? This question, as in Birdsong, is at the heart of Human Traces.

The story begins in Brittany where a young, poor boy somehow passes his medical exams and goes to Paris, where he attends the lectures of Charcot, the Parisian neurologist who set the world on its head in the 1870s. With a friend, he sets up a clinic in the mysterious mountain district of Carinthia in south-east Austria.

If The Girl at the Lion dOr was a simple three-movement symphony, Birdsong an opera, Charlotte Gray a complex four-movement symphony and On Green Dolphin Street a concerto, then Human Traces is a Wagnerian grand opera.


From the Hardcover edition.

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