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Amid War, Destinies Are Found and Lost

by Janet Maslin, NYTimes.com

May 21, 2010 | 11:36 am

From NYTimes.com:

By Julie Orringer
602 pages. Knopf. $26.95.

Luck seems to smile on Andras. He has a happy home and a loving family. He has a scholarship for his studies. Four pages into this long and elaborately embellished novel, he meets a wealthy woman who asks him to carry a mysterious package to Paris for her and inadvertently helps Andras find the love of his life. On the train to France, he also meets a man who will become his benefactor. Once he enters school, his budding architectural work is admired by Le Corbusier.

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