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The Blind Contessa's New Machine - Carey Wallace
The Blind Contessa's New Machine
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4.19 80
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670021895 (067002189X)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.5 Book-A-Day #26: A Book I wish I'd written
I loved THE BLIND CONTESSA'S NEW MACHINE when I first read it. I even re-read it and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it the second time around. http://tinyurl.com/l48e4bu It's a lovely, lovely story of love, loss, and listening. Read it and weep. (But in a good way.)
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.5 A beautiful and envy-inducingly good first novel
A good friend on LT reminded me of this wonderful little book that I loved reading a few years ago...a first novel, a small moment in history that shows the true meaning of love is, and always was, rising to meet the rough patches and working to make them smooth again. http://tinyurl.com/l48e4bu ...
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Silver's Reviews rated it
5.0 The Blind Contessa's New Machine
A privileged childhood, a wonderful friend, a doting father, her own cottage by the lake...what more could a girl ask for......Carolina's life was like a fairy tale come true. All was perfect until she knew something was wrong with her eyesight...no one believed her, but she knew she was going blind...
sheilaraeo
sheilaraeo rated it
4.0 The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
Beautiful detailed descriptions of everything from the colors of a lake in springtime to the lace on a Contessa's dress fill this lovely small book. It is based on the true story of the blind woman who inspired the invention of the typewriter. Interestingly enough, some of the most elaborate "descri...
Christy B
Christy B rated it
4.0 The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
Halfway through reading this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to love it or just like it. By the end, I loved it. Taking place in early 19th century Italy, it's the story of Carolina Fantoni, who discovers she is slowly losing her eyesight. Her parents, nor her fiance believe her. The only person ...
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