Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai is not a novel for everyone, but really, what novel is? If you enjoy smart writing, an entrancing story, and characters just loath-able enough to keep you turning the page, then I suggest you grab a copy.

Makkai has created a pretty complex ghost story which takes place over 100 years. Readers get to meet the multiple characters that lived in the mansion (called Laurelfield) over this course of time. Part I focuses on Zee and her husband, Doug, in 1999. Part II focuses on Grace and her husband, George, in 1955, answering many questions from Part I. Part III focuses on a group of artists who were staying at Laurelfield in 1929. The novel moved along really well in my opinion, and if you don't like one set of characters, chances are you'll like another.

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