When college teacher Sarah Brandau is invited to a literary conference in Prague, she persuades her grandmother, Edith, who raised her when her parents died, to travel from Manhattan for a reunion in the fabled city. Exploring the streets near their hotel on their first night in Prague, they browse an antique shop. Attracted to the picture's ornate frame, Edith chooses a reproduction of a city scene. When they return to their hotel and examine their purchase more closely they discover they've gotten more than they bargained for. Edith's impulsive purchase plunges them into a complex world of international theft, Nazi war crimes, and a lethal secret that puts the women in more danger than they could ever have imagined when they planned a shared holiday.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Anne G. Faigen is the author of three historical novels for young people. She has taught American and English literature to high school and college students and has contributed columns and book reviews to a variety of publications. She also leads book discussion groups and works with student writers. Anne lives with her husband in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Frame Work is her first book for AVALON.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book. The author describes the city of Prague so beautifully and completely,that even though I've never been there, I could picture it clearly and felt like I was walking through the city as the story progressed. This book engages the reader from the first few pages and keeps one intrigued right to the end. It also teaches us some very important and little known history about how the Nazis stole so many treasures during WWII. Anne Faigen's use of language is exceptional and she has a great style. She has published 3 other books as well as this one and I enjoyed each and every one. ("Finding Her Way," "Brave Salamander," and "New World Waiting"- check them out too) Thanks for writing such quality material for readers seeking more than your average mystery! I look forward to reading more of Mrs. Faigen's work in the future.