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New York Times – Sunday Book Review

There were things my husband brought to the marriage that had to be gotten rid of. The grandfatherly forest green recliner. Certain blocky-looking shirts bought for him by his mother. The occasional phone call from an old girlfriend. There was one item that was a keeper, though, a volume called “Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots.”

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Huffington Post: Fall Book Picks

20 New Books You’ll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016
“In the register of a folk tale, Marisa Silver’s novel recounts the life of Pavla, a much-wanted child born to Czech peasants at the turn of the 20th century. Pavla becomes a beautiful girl, but she never grows, and her parents realize she was born with dwarfism. They love their clever, striking daughter, but they worry about her condition; finally, they bring her to a doctor who says he can help. Instead, he and his hapless assistant, Danilo, traumatize young Pavla and set her spinning out alone into the world, where she’s exploited for her “freak show” condition. Danilo, however, finds himself deeply drawn to the young woman, and becomes a friend and supporter. Both young people, irreparably marked by the event that brought them together, Pavla’s doctor appointment, are forever changed. Little Nothing weaves together the historical travesties faced by women and those seen as “different” with broader themes of love and loss.”