Author: Cynthia Swanson
Published by: Harper Paperbacks on Mar. 22, 2016
Genres: General Fiction, Women's Fiction
Book Rating: 9/10
The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams
Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . .
Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped.
Then the dreams begin.
Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps.
Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn?
As the lines between her worlds begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined. And how do we know where that boundary lies in our own lives?
I loved this book.
This book was intriguing, insightful and intelligent. It gripped me from the beginning and it kept me enthralled till the very end.
It is a story that makes us think about the choices we make, the power of imagination, and our brain’s remarkable ability to cope.
This was well written and very unique. It is definitely a great choice for book clubs and it will certainly be on my “Must Read List” for 2016.
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