- Published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Fortune-telling by cards -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- Stockholm (Sweden) -- Fiction. -- History -- 18th century
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The Stockholm Octavo
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor
Includes a timeline.
Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town--a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor--until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision--if he can find them.
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