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The Palace Thief: Stories
The Palace Thief: Stories
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jan.25.1994
  • 9780812976175
  • Random House

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The Palace Thief is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life—to have been a great teacher.
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The Palace Thief is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life—to have been a great teacher.

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About Ethan

Ethan Canin’s first short stories, collected in Emperor of the Air when he was twenty-seven, dazzled the literary world. His next five books, Blue River, For Kings and Planets, The Palace Thief, Carry Me Across the Water and ...

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Published Reviews

Nov.16.2007

“The universe indeed repeated itself,” Kleinman thinks at one point, and it's this complex, almost musical interplay of reminiscence and current experience that Carry Me Across the Water captures...

Nov.16.2007

While his subject matter is highly contemporary—fantasy baseball camps, divorce, the difficulty parents and children have communicating, the relevance of education to success in business—Mr. Canin's...