Treasure Box

Treasure Box

Large Print - 1996
Average Rating:
2
1
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Falling instantly in love and marrying Madeleine, overworked lawyer Quentin believes his life is perfect except for his cantankerous in-laws, who participate in vicious infighting beyond his worst suspicions

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780786208876
0786208872
Branch Call Number: Lt CAR
Characteristics: 519 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
rochelle1940
Apr 11, 2014

I am a fan of Orson Scott Card and while this book is different then science fiction books I found it very interest. It is an interesting study of what happens when we withdraw from others and how very hard it is to re-engage with people and the world. We all handle grief differently.

d
desai
Mar 16, 2010

Boring. Boring. Boring.

Summary

Add a Summary

j
julsmithie
Oct 29, 2008

When naive computer-nerd and millionaire Quentin Fears meets the woman of his dreams at a posh Washington, D.C., party and then marries her, he thinks his life is complete. But in this low-key horror novel, appearances can't be trusted and people aren't always in control of their actions. Although Madeleine seems quite sophisticated, there are deficits in her memory and her background is vague. She claims a large, well-to-do family but invites no relatives to the wedding. When Quentin finally meets his in-laws at their palatial Upstate New York mansion, they strike him as eccentric, almost as cartoons of real people. The domineering grandmother, whom Madeleine hates, sits in a trance, eyes closed, refusing to speak. There are hints of past child abuse?and of the possibility that a young boy may have been murdered. Why do so many of Madeleine's relatives have names identical to those buried in the family cemetery? And why doesn't Madeleine leave any footprints in the snow? Although the story moves toward a powerful climax, its primary pleasures are more subtle: strong character development and complex motivations, a mystery to solve, the discovery of wheels within wheels. I

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top