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The Stockholm octavo

Author: Karen Engelmann
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town--a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor--until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Engelmann
ISBN: 9780061995347 0061995347 9780061995354 0061995355
OCLC Number: 784030363
Notes: Includes a timeline.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Karen Engelmann.

Abstract:

Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town--a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor--until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision--if he can find them.
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