The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

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Penguin Books, 2010 - Fiction - 374 pages
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A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker's attempt to understand the ways of the world

When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal--if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal--is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls.

There are some answers here on the road from Divide and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?

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A magnificent first novel, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet is the story of a 12 year old genius cartographer who makes his way from Montana to Washington D.C., alone, and without the knowledge of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

REIF LARSENís first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and is currently translated in twenty-seven languages. The novel was a 2010 Montana Honor book and an IndieBound Award finalist; was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and was adapted into a movie by Jean- Pierre Jeunet (Ameliť). Larsenís writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Tin House, one story, The Millions, Asymptote Journal, and The Believer. Larsen is currently serving as the writer-in-residence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

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