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The World to Come: A Novel
by Dara Horn

Published: 2006-10-17
Paperback : 336 pages
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"Nothing short of amazing." ?Entertainment Weekly

A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door ...

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"Nothing short of amazing." ?Entertainment Weekly

A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history?from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.

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  "Inspired a very good discussion"by cskoniec (see profile) 12/21/09

This book received very extreme opinions in our bookclub. Some hated it, some loved (and have read it more than once) and others finished it, but were just warm about. Regardless of how any one person... (read more)

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