The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (Paperback)
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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 28/05/2009
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"But this can't be right. You're a little giant!"

Truly Plaice - part behemoth, part witch, part Cinderella - is born larger than life into a small-minded town. Her birth rocks the pillars of tiny Aberdeen, New York, and breaks her family into smithereens.
She spends a painful childhood in the shadow of her older sister Serena's beauty, and is teased mercilessly for her enormous physique. But when Serena unexpectedly vanishes and leaves her son in Truly's care, Truly must become mistress of a house she did not choose and the unwilling victim of her brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Morgan. Once her childhood tormentor, he now subjects her to brutal criticism and cruel medical experiments that test her endurance past breaking point - but Truly may have more power than he realises...

Tiffany's Baker's debut is a rare and bewitching novel, with a heart as big as its heroine.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340919286
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Will hold you enthralled from the first page . . . It exudes a dark mystery, encompassing murder and revenge, but also redemption . . . It's intensely readable and slyly thought-provoking * Daily Mail *
[A] wonderful, playful read * Red *
The fairytale language, well-crafted characters, and feminist undertones make THE LITTLE GIANT OF ABERDEEN COUNTY reminiscent of Angela Carter - charming and thouhgt-provoking. * Big Issue *
A whimsical slice of modern gothic * Marie Claire *
Something a bit different: a magical, well structured, impressive first novel about an oversized girl in small-town America. It's about coping with being different, about life and death, superstition, humiliation and sadness - very special indeed. * Bookseller *
John Irving fans will enjoy Baker's quirky saga of a girl who can't stop growing but whose years of humiliation lead her finally to love and acceptance. * Good Housekeeping (US) *
Truly Plaice is a heroine for our times...an enchanting first novel. Fiction lovers, remember the name Tiffany Baker. She writes the kind of book you find yourself stealing time from workday chores to read. * USA Today *
[A] bangup debut... It's got all the earmarks of a hit - infectious and lovable narrator, a dash of magic, an impressive sweep and a heartrending but not treacly family drama. It'll be a shame if this doesn't race up the bestseller lists * Publishers Weekly *
Baker's gargantuan narrator weighs in somewhere north of 400 pounds, but you'll be panting to keep up with her through this gothic tale of murder, revenge and redemption. * Washington Post *
This fun, folkloric story is part Ugly Duckling, part Tim Burton's Big Fish - full of betrayals and family skeletons, plus a dash of superstition. For anyone looking to vanquish the cruelties of the real world, this one's for you. * Marie-Claire (US) *
Grabs you from its astonishing beginning to its riveting conclusion. Its charms are multitude - a wholly unique love story, a devastating friendship, a bewitching multi-generational history... This dark-yet-rollicking debut is a must-read * Sara Gruen, author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS *
[It] read so fresh and unfolded in such surprising ways that I was captivated from start to finish. It's a bracing, bright, masterful debut, and Tiffany Baker is a writer to watch * Joshilyn Jackson, author of GODS IN ALABAMA *

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“The Little Giant of Aberdeen County”

I was a bit unsure about this book to begin and did feel that the prologue gave away a little too much of the story line. However, once I got to Chapter One I was hooked after a few pages. Doctor Morgan is a bad... More

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“The Little Giant of Aberdeen County”

It was this books very pretty cover that first drew me to it. An antique floral design with an image of an old fashioned mannequin in its centre - gorgeous.Turning to the back cover, I found the story intrigued me... More

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“The Little Giant of Aberdeen County”

I absolutely loved this book and for a debut novel, I thought it was a wonderful read, one that I found very hard to put down. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County follows the trials, tribulations, and triumph of... More

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