The Little Book is a masterpiece of unequaled storytelling that announces Selden Edwards as one of the most dazzling, original, entertaining, and inventive novelists of our time.
Recently returned from the experience of a lifetime in fin de siècle Vienna, where she met and tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden has no choice but to settle into her expected place in society, marry the man she is supposed to marry, and wait for life to come to her. As the 20th century approaches, hers is a story not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890s Boston - a privileged upbringing followed by the acknowledgment of real life - except for one difference: Eleanor possesses an unshakable belief that she has advance knowledge of every major historical event to come during her lifetime.
"A prequel / sequel"
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