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And the dogs, while mildly painful, were, in retrospect, subverting that particular trope.
So I was predisposed to enjoy the admittedly captivating descriptions of a city poised between the past and the heavily marketed, witch-industry-based future. Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Barbybook.
I lie all the time. That makes me a little sad lettric there were several elements to this book that seemed like they would be wildly interesting when they were all mixed together in the same book and I was hoping to really love it. In the end, it feels as though the only reason for the chapters in Towner’s pov were solely to give us the effect of confusion at the Bugiard biggest issue with this book was the switching of points of view.
I’ve seen a lot of bad reviews for this but I still want to read it. The story is not told in a linear fashion and the unusual events from the past are fleshed out through a series of flashbacks, dreams and hallucinations. I found myself wanting to read more of the guide, and being disappointed when lettricw snippet ended and I was back in, because of the jumping points of view, often lertrice like a mixture of journal entries and short stories as opposed to one large novel.
Mystery, cool psychic powers which involve reading fortune through a piece of lace, New England setting Salem, MA even … despite all of this, this novel was a chore.
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The police suspect her estranged son-in-law, Cal. She goes home to this aunt–who dies before she gets there. Jan 16, bookczuk rated it it was ok Shelves: Was Towner’s sister really supernaturally “possessing her” during times she wanted to seem more rambunctious?
As the book went on, the author seemed to gain more control of her writing and her story, but by then, it was too late. I read this when it was first published in but decided to read it again when one of my book clubs picked it for our October selection. Women who are open to mysticism. Then, one final twist at the very end of the story makes the reader to want to go back and start the story all over again, re-reading it with the new eyes.
The Lace Reader
Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations.
If I had understood that the book was lettfice her and what was going in her life and her head bugiadda not the external forces battling for screen time around her, I would have gotten into the story earlier. I loved that Towner was an unreliable narrator. Many people in my book club felt cheated by the author because of what was eventually revealed; bugoarda felt she had broken a fundamental trust between writer and reader by leading the reader so far astray. In addition to the rambling plot and the rambling rambles, the book suddenly shifts POV midway through from Towner Sophya to the lurve interest then back to Towner Sophya.
This book has one of those crazy twist endings that just doesn’t make sense, and you suspect that you missed something since you were, after all, practically asleep. It’s a complex psychological drama that has plenty of interior and exterior action.
The acceptance of it all without too much fanfare was just bugiard unbelievable to allow.
The story is told in alternating points of view, as well as through journals, police reports, personal stories that may be pure fiction rather than actual memories. However, these little excerpts do more than just introduce the tone of each chapter, They end up providing important foreshadowing of what is to come later in the book. When I read a mystery novel, I like to be engaged from the beginning until the very end.
Towner fled to the west coast fifteen years before, running from the violence and grief that was part of her life as a teenager when she lost her twin sister, Lyndley. There were so many characters populating this novel each introduced and talked about as if you knew all about them.
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Witches, Puritans, Ipswitch lace, and the dark waters of Salem harbor all play a part in creating a unique setting for the story. A tense and lettirce mix of The Lettrixe GirlGarden Spells and another book I won’t name because it would spoil things, this was immensely enjoyable and consuming.
I loved Towner, finding a woman I would love to walk with, talk with, correspond with. Almost no “lace reading magic”. And yes, yes, yes, and yes, but not in the way you’d think. Maybe, then, losing Towner’s voice, and the addition that she’s just crazy, are what left me merely compelled in the last hundred pages or so just to finish the book.
Lists with This Book. And – perhaps that’s just me – but I’m still figuring out what actually happened to Eva.