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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST - A "A beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book" (San Francisco Chronicle) that redefines both family and narrative. - From the bestselling author of The Circle.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. This exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 02/13/2001
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780375725784

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.1
Point Value: 21
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 74907 / Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Award: Guardian First Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 03/02/2001 pg. 63
New York Times 03/04/2001 pg. 32
Entertainment Weekly 02/19/2008 pg. 98
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2008 pg. 98
Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 66

About the Author
DAVE EGGERS is the author of many books, among them The Circle, The Eyes and the Impossible, The Monk of Mokha, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. He is the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing and tutoring center which has inspired dozens of similar nonprofit organizations around the world, and the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publisher. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education, and the American Book Award.

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