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Author Burton, Jessie, 1982- author.

Title The house of fortune : a novel / Jessie Burton.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F BURTON, J.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION BURTON    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  F BURTON, J.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F BURTON    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC BURTON    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION BURTON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Main Level  FICTION BURTON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC BURTON    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials  F BURTON JESSIE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F BURTON    Check Shelf

Description 296 pages ; 25 cm.
Series The Miniaturist ; 2
Burton, Jessie, 1982-. Miniaturist ; 2.
Summary Amsterdam in the year 1705. It is Thea Brandt's eighteenth birthday. She is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms, but life at home is increasingly difficult. Her father Otto and her Aunt Nella argue endlessly over their financial fate, selling off furniture in a desperate attempt to hold on to the family home. As catastrophe threatens to engulf the household, Thea seeks refuge in Amsterdam's playhouses. She loves the performances, and the stolen moments afterwards are even better. In the backrooms of her favorite theater, Thea can spend a few precious minutes with her secret lover, Walter, the chief set-painter, a man adept at creating the perfect environments for comedies and tragedies to flourish. The thrill of their hidden romance offers Thea an exciting distraction from home. But it also puts her in mind of another secret that threatens to overwhelm the present: Thea knows her birthday marks the day her mother, Marin, died in labor. Thea's family refuses to share the details of this story, just as they seem terrified to speak of "the miniaturist" - a shadowy figure from their past who is possessed of uncanny abilities to capture that which is hidden. Aunt Nella believes the solution to all Thea's problems is to find her a husband who will guarantee her future. An unexpected invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball seems like a golden opportunity. But when Thea finds, on her doorstep, a parcel containing a miniature figure of Walter, it becomes clear that someone out there has another fate in mind for the family . . .
Subject Family secrets -- Fiction.
Miniature makers -- Fiction.
Miniature painters -- Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
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