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Lincoln's Dreams - Connie Willis
Lincoln's Dreams
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"A novel of classical proportions and virtues...humane and moving."–The Washington Post Book World"A love story on more than one level, and Ms. Willis does justice to them all. It was only toward the end of the book that I realized how much tension had been generated, how engrossed I was in the... show more
"A novel of classical proportions and virtues...humane and moving."–The Washington Post Book World"A love story on more than one level, and Ms. Willis does justice to them all. It was only toward the end of the book that I realized how much tension had been generated, how engrossed I was in the characters, how much I cared about their fates."–The New York Times Book ReviewFor Jeff Johnston, a young historical reseacher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid, intense nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms–two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both. Suspenseful, moving, and highly compelling, Lincoln’s Dreams is a novel of rare imaginative power.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553270259 (0553270257)
ASIN: 553270257
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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Ned Hayes Writing
Ned Hayes Writing rated it
4.0 Lincoln's Dreams -- Historical Fantasy
Lincoln's Dreams is listed as fantasy, but not much fantasy actually happens.... nevertheless intriguing. A solid interesting historical fantasy read. My complete review here on One Breath Books.
Only the good stuff
Only the good stuff rated it
4.0 Lincoln's Dreams
A well told story with a compelling background. If you love learning about the US Civil War, this book will grab your attention.
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I have really enjoyed every Connie Willis I've read in the past (okay, the two I've read), and so I was disappointed that Lincoln's Dreams was just not as good. It lacked the emotional punch of the stories in Fire Watch, and is far too similar to Passage, which is simply a better book.But Passage re...
mayhap
mayhap rated it
I can imagine that if I could go back and read this book, fresh, when it was published in 1987, that it might be a breath of fresh air; a revelation, even. The blurbs from people that I respect attest that this might well have been the case.As it stands, though, I am reading it now, and not only ha...
inconceivably
inconceivably rated it
1.0 Lincoln's Dreams
I didn't get it.I had high hopes for this, and the first half was interesting enough-and gave the story the ability to be great, but I think it just fell through, at least for me. It was such an odd story anyway, and instead of making it better...the twists and turns just made it even less interesti...
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