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The Lace Reader

The Lace Reader
Barry, Brunonia
Harpercollins
Publish date: 2008-08-01
$24.95
61624764
Hardcover

Synopsis:

In the tradition of The Thirteenth Tale, Brunonia Barry's bewitching gothic novel, The Lace Reader, is a phenomenonCalled "[a] richly imagined saga of passion, suspense, and magic" by Time Magazine, it is a haunting and remarkable tale told by an unforgettable, if strangely unreliable narrator-a woman from an enigmatic Salem family who can foretell the future in patterns of laceThe Lace Reader was a runaway New York Times bestseller-hitting the top lists in major cities across the country, from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles-and has immediately established debut author Brunonia Barry as a major force in contemporary American fiction.

Review:

I must mention what may be a hot book this fall, The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Wm Morrow)In Salem, Massachusetts generations of women have made Ipswich lace as a cottage industryMany of them can even "read" the future and the past in the lace, in a tradition passed down in "The Lace Reader's Guide", portions of which highlight each chapterMysteries old and new are revealed through the unreliable narrator Towner Whitney, whose real name is SophyaRafferty the cop provides grounding in facts for what is otherwise a story full of magic and layered secrets.

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