Treasure Box

Treasure Box

A Novel

Book - 1996
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With his second foray into mainstream fiction, following the success of Lost Boys, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction writer Orson Scott Card creates a sublimely quirky, haunting tale--a clever mix of horror and comedy--about a young man who marries the woman of his dreams--only to be drawn into her family's nightmare.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060176549
Branch Call Number: CARD
Characteristics: 310p. 24cm.


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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.

Mar 16, 2010

Boring. Boring. Boring.


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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


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