It is 1950 in a small Cape Cod town. Peggy Cort does not like mankind. She’s a librarian and a loner. James is the 6’2” eleven year old that melts the ice-wall around her heart. By nineteen years old James will tower over eight feet tall – a giant and the tallest man in the world. Even though there’s ten years between the two, Peggy and James will strike up a camaraderie, similar to that of Harold and Maude. The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken presents that true, deep and unyielding friendship can be one of the strongest forms of love, but all the affection in the world can’t guarantee a happy ending.