Just out is The Good Thief from Hannah Tinti, a Dickens-esque novel to be enjoyed by YA and adult readers alike.  It has been getting rave reviews and is an in-house favorite here at Random House. Here’s what we’ve been hearing:

“…For a novel full of scams, shams and underhanded deals and populated by hustlers, thieves and grave robbers, the sense of menace is muted, but as an adventure yarn with YA crossover appeal, it’s tough to beat. –Publishers Weekly

“THE GOOD THIEF deserves comparison to the work of classic authors like Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens – it reminded me of what it was like when I was a kid to be truly engrossed in a book.  You lift your head and hours have passed,  and you realize that you’ve been utterly drawn into a world that is as vivid and real as your own.  A masterful achievement.”

– Dan Chaon, author of National Book Award finalist Among the Missing and You Remind Me of Me

 

“Every once in a while — if you are very lucky — you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. THE GOOD THIEF is just such a book — a beautifully composed work of literary magic. That masterpieces don’t come along very often only makes it more wonderful to experience.”

 – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

 

And here is what Hannah Tinti herself has to say about The Good Thief and the process of writing it:

 

–Jen

 

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Gushing about The Good Thief

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  • Hannah just did an interivew at the literary blog Dark Party Review — which revealed some great details about her writing style and her process for writing “The Good Thief.” Here’s the link: http://tiny.cc/cqBGq

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