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Celine: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Peter Heller

Published: 2018-01-02
Paperback : 352 pages
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Esquire Best Books of 2017
Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017
The Morning News 2018 Tournament of Books Pick

New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Stars


“[A] gorgeously wrought story.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Heller is a gifted writer…Celine is such a joy to ...
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Esquire Best Books of 2017
Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017
The Morning News 2018 Tournament of Books Pick

New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Stars


“[A] gorgeously wrought story.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Heller is a gifted writer…Celine is such a joy to be with.” —NPR 

“Ingenious… Like Mark Twain and Toni Morrison, Heller is a rare talent.” —Elle


Celine is not your typical private eye.  With prep school pedigree and a pair of opera glasses for stakeouts, her methods are unconventional but extremely successful.  Working out of her jewel box of an apartment nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career out of tracking down missing persons nobody else can find.  But when a young woman named Gabriela employs her expertise, what was meant to be Celine's last case becomes a scavenger hunt through her own memories, the secrets there and the surprising redemptions.
Gabriela's father was a National Geographic photographer who went missing in Wyoming twenty years ago and while he was assumed to have been mauled by a grizzly his body was never found.  Celine and her partner set out to Yellowstone National Park to follow a trail gone cold but soon realize that somebody desperately wants to keep this case closed.  Combining ingenious plotting with crystalline prose and sweeping natural panoramas, Peter Heller gives us his finest work to date.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 08/28/18

Worst book I’ve read in a long time!!!

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 08/22/18

The mystery part was ok but I skimmed all the unnecessary back stories.

 
  "celine"by Carolynr (see profile) 03/17/18

this was an ok book for me. I agree with a lot of the constructive criticism: too much background info on the main character (some of which is really not all that relevant), a little bit too pat and... (read more)

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