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The Maze at Windermere A Richly Layered Novel Of Love, Ambition, And Duplicity, Set Against The Storied Seascape Of Newport, Rhode IslandA Reckless Wager Between A Tennis Pro With A Fading Career And A Drunken Party Guest The Stakes Are An Antique Motorcycle And An Heiress S Diamond Necklace Launches A Narrative Odyssey That Braids Together Three Centuries Of Aspiration And Adversity A Witty And Urbane Bachelor Of The Gilded Age Embarks On A High Risk Scheme To Marry Into A Fortune A Young Writer Soon To Make His Mark Turns Himself To His Craft With Harrowing Social Consequences An Aristocratic British Officer During The American Revolution Carries On A Courtship That Leads To Murder And, In Newport S Earliest Days, A Tragically Orphaned Quaker Girl Imagines A Way Forward For Herself And The Slave Girl She Has InheritedIn The Maze At Windermere Gregory Blake Smith Weaves These Intersecting Worlds Into A Brilliant Tapestry, Charting A Voyage Across The Ages Into The Maze Of The Human Heart

About the Author: Gregory Blake Smith

Gregory Blake Smith is the award winning author of four novels, including The Maze at Windermere and The Divine Comedy of John Venner, a New York Times Notable Book His short story collection, The Law of Miracles, won the Juniper Prize and the Minnesota Book Award He has received a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and the George Bennett Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Smith is currently the Lloyd P Johnson Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College.

10 thoughts on “The Maze at Windermere

  1. says:

    3.75 ambitious and notable stars to The Maze at Windermere .75This is the quite the unique read There are five separate stories across four centuries, and they all center on Newport, Rhode Island The stories have common themes, and they converge in a masterful way Gregory Blake Smith is a skilled writer, and The Maze at Windermere is an ambitious undertaking kind of a thril

  2. says:

    The Maze at Windermere, Gregory Blake Smith s staggeringly brilliant new novel, luxuriates in the demarcations of time It is an extraordinary demonstration of narrative dexterity Moving up and down through the strata of history, Smith captures the ever changing refractions of human desire.Any summary of this book s complex structure is bound to sound cumbersome, as though too muc

  3. says:

    one of the best books I ve read so far this year I was totally in awe The best a historical fiction can offer Five stories in different flavors about love, lust, desire, etc set in Newport, Rhode Island, a seaside town where many historical mansions are preserved It Coveredthan three centuries between late 1600s to 2011 Way beyond my ability to review this broad yet tightly weaved toge

  4. says:

    On the whole I was so impressed by The Maze at Windermere that I can t help but to forgive the moments where it failed to captivate me Gregory Blake Smith has created something that s an absolute masterclass of storytelling he weaves together seemingly unrelated plotlines all centered in Newport Rhode Island from 2011, 1896, 1863, 1778 and 1692 in ways both subtle and forthright, and the pre

  5. says:

    3.5 This book appealed to me initially because it had excellent cover game It also wrongfully as it turned out suggested a Cloud Atlastype structure with multiple and intersecting stories separated through time.This is not David Mitchell by any stretch but it is an interesting book in its own way, echoing history back at the reader in surprising ways I don t know if it all worked but the attempt w

  6. says:

    The composition of this book is flawless and this is no small feat considering Gregory Blake Smith is interweaving 5 storylines set in 2011, 1896, 1863, 1778 and 1692 There are a multitude of connections between the narrative strands, some obvious, some subtle, and the degree of control this author exercises over his material without over constructing this maelstrom of characters and motives needs to be

  7. says:

    I very nearly bailed on this after the first chapter what did I care about a sleazy tennis pro seducing rich women in Newport, R.I but am glad I persevered, as if this is not my favorite book of the year, it is destined to be in my top five Bold and daring in conception, brilliant and dazzling in execution, Smith s novel is a modern masterpiece I cannot fathom how he was able to so delicately and masterfully

  8. says:

    I usually dislike dual time period books because one is always a lotinteresting than the other However, in this book the author juggled 5 time periods in a very ambitious and writerly exercise that kept me engaged throughout The story is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of 4 male and 1 female protagonists, each set in Newport, Rhode Island Each protagonist has a very distinctive voice which is f

  9. says:

    Now, this was brilliant Five different story arcs over the course of five centuries in Newport, Rhode Island The stories blend historical fact and fiction, all the while referencing and echoing each other, intersecting, then veering away from each other, just like, wella maze 4.5 instead of the full five because there were a few characters I would have loved to seeof, and a couple of plot threads that were never quite wo

  10. says:

    An excellent historical novel with 5 storylines across 3 centuries The loose intertwining of the stories gives the book an added depth There s nothing not to like about this novel writing, plot s , characters are all perfectly developed and depicted It was a true pleasure to read.

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