The Magician's Assistant - Ann Patchett

The Magician's Assistant

By Ann Patchett

  • Release Date: 2004-09-17
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 354 Ratings


Sabine—twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband—is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.



  • Great story

    By Olivemaye
    Loved everything about this book..great characters..I highly recommend.
  • The Magicians Assistant

    By eMayr
    Enjoyed! I must say I found tons of grammar mistakes as far as misspells in this book. I marked each one. Someone didn't proof read as they should have.
  • On Magician'sAssistant

    By Dr V Larson
    This book was not my cup of tea. Somehow, I finished it, but it gave me no pleasure. I read, " State of Wonder", and thought this book would be equally good. It certainly was not! This book was about a dysfunctional family, homosexuals, and a hint of lesbians. There are certainly better subjects than this to tell a good story. I have better use of my time than to read this type of book. To the author's credit it was suspenseful and the reader couldn't predict the ending. But even the ending gave me nothing. Reading this was a big waste of my time.
  • The Magician's Assistant

    By Gamerater499
    A book about nothing. Uninteresting characters and no resolution because no plot.
  • a lovely book tainted by typos

    By garma z
    i ordered this upon my daughter's recommendation--her favorite Patchett--and enjoyed it immensely. Patchett's writing is virtually flawless, not an awkward phrase or obtrusive adjective. And this story of loves lost and loves found is as goofy and magical as the tricks of a magician. Beware, however--this ebook is a lousy version, and reads at times like an unedited ms. There's one typo that tops them all, and enough minor ones to be distracting and occasionally puzzling. Buy the real book instead!