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The Solitaire Mystery

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The Solitaire Mystery

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Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996
Original Norwegian publication, 1990

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Fairytale Fantasy
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Hans Thomas and his father set out on a car trip through Europe, from Norway to Greece--the birthplace of philosophy--in search of Hans Thomas's mother, who left them many years earlier. On the way, Hans Thomas receives a mysterious miniature book--the fantastic memoir of a sailor shipwrecked in 1842 on a strange island where a deck of cards come to life.

Structured as a deck of cards--each chapter is one in the deck--"The Solitaire Mystery" weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history. Full of questions about the meaning of life, it will spur its listeners to reexamine their own.


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The Solitaire Mystery

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