A Barnes & Noble Fall 2011 Discover Great New Writers Selection
The audiobook is HERE!
THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE MOST COVETED MATERIAL ON EARTH
"A piercing, intensely readable book. Ms. Oltuski guides us through New York’s diamond business, one of the world’s most fascinating and hard-to-penetrate communities, with great aplomb."
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story



"Epic in scope and wonderfully personal, Precious Objects is an impassioned, insider’s take on a complex industry. What’s most dazzling are Ms. Oltuski’s characters, who are vivid, outrageous, and never without some glimmers of wisdom."
-Beth Raymer, author of Lay the Favorite
"Beautiful and thrilling, Precious Objects, sparkles with life. Alicia Oltuski tells both the story of her family, as glittering as the gems they sell, and the story of the diamonds that have taken them all over the world and across the generations. A fascinating and gripping read."
-Jennifer Gilmore, author of Something Red

"Alicia Oltuski is an intrepid journalist able to write with precision and insight about the big issues in the diamond trade and the intimate details of life on Forty-Seventh Street."
-Tony Hall, U.S. Representative

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