A Whole Life

A Whole Life

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness, Robert Seethaler's A Whole Life is a story of man's relationship with an ancient landscape, of the value of solitude, of the arrival of the modern world, and above all, of the moments, great and small, that make us who we are.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374289867
0374289867
Branch Call Number: FICTION Seethaler 2016
Characteristics: 151 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Charlotte 1967-- Translator

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stewstealth
Nov 04, 2017

Poignant well written novel on the life of a man in the mountains of Austria. Brevity is a strength in this tale. Worth reading if you are interested

AL_RACHEL Jul 08, 2017

The main character, whose life you will read from beginning to end, is far from likable. Cold, alone, and aimless; I fell in love with him and his story.

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Quietday
May 21, 2017

So moving in a quiet way; the seemingly insignificant events that connect us but leave an indelible mark on our lives. I profoundly enjoyed this. Writing at its best.

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vickiz
Dec 13, 2016

Beautiful, understated and moving account of a life that appears simple on the surface, but runs deep with experience, trauma, emotion and resilience.

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mclarjh
Sep 30, 2016

Not badly written, but reminds me too much of a children's fable.

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uncommonreader
Jun 03, 2016

A best seller in Germany, this novel has been compared to "Stoner" in that it tells the quiet life of an ordinary working man in the 20th century. The story is told without sentimentality.

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