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Smilla's Sense of Snow

A Novel

Peter Høeg; Translated by Tiina Nunnally

Picador

A Time Best Book of the Year · An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year · A People Best Book of the Year · Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award · A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel · "Seductive… a superbly constructed thriller."---People · "Splendid entertainment…The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."---The New York Times Book Review · "Astonishing… Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance."---Los Angeles Times · "A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale."---Jane Smiley, The Washington Post Book World · "A book of considerable intelligence…Demands to be read aloud and savored."---The New Yorker · "Wonderful…A thriller like no other."---Newsweek · "Enchanting."---Chicago Tribune · "Beautifully written and beautifully translated."---The Seattle Times · "The best [thriller] I’ve read in years."---The New Republic · "Peter Høeg has shown himself to be a writer of real stature."---The Times (London) · "One never wants to stop reading."--- Orlando Sentinel

First published in 1992, Smilla’s Sense of Snow instantly became an international sensation. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor---a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend---has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. Unpredictable to the last page, Smilla’s Sense of Snow is one of the most beautifully written and original crime stories of our time, a new classic.

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“Splendid entertainment . . . the suspense novel as exploration of the heart.”  —The New York Times Book Review

“A book of profound intelligence . . . In the league of Melville or Conrad. Hoeg writes prose that is as bitter, changeable and deep-fathomed as poetry. . . . Demands to be read aloud and savored.”  —The New Yorker

“Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance.”  —Los Angeles Times

“A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale.”  —The Wall Street Journal

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  • Peter Høeg; Translated by Tiina Nunnally

  • Born in 1957 in Denmark, Peter Høeg follwed various callings  dancer, actor, sailor, fencer, and moutnaineer before turning seriously to writing. His work has been published in thirty-three countries.

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    Smilla's Sense of Snow

    A Novel

    Peter Høeg; Translated by Tiina Nunnally

    Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee
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