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The Bookseller: A Novel - Cynthia Swanson
The Bookseller: A Novel
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A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, 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... show more
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, 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?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062333001 (0062333003)
ASIN: 0062333003
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
3.0 The Bookseller
Welp. This was just ok. The premise was intriguing about a woman seemingly living two different lives, but the book dragged on too long before the big reveal as to which life was "real" and why. The why was a bit head-scratching as well. Not sure I buy it. I did like the writing though an...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
1.5 The Bookseller - line them up then go for a walk
There's no way for me to explain the rating without spoiling the book. I normally wouldn't bother, but I waited a week and I'm still angry at this author, so I'm going to hide my spoiler and spew some venom. This book starts nicely. It's not earth shattering, but seems like a good mysterious fanta...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.5 The Bookseller
What an interesting novel. As I listened to this novel, I was thrown off a few times at the beginning, for I was not sure what was Kitty’s real world and what was the dream world that she had created.  I liked both of the worlds that Kitty lived in, as they each had their own positive and neg...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
4.0 The Bookseller and Her Alternate Universe
On Goodreads, I belong to a group called "What's the Name of That Book?" As the name suggests, it's for people who read a book and remember details about it but not the title. They post the details they can recall and hope someone in the group will be able to produce the title. I came across a t...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.0
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swansen1960's Denver and Kitty Miller runs a bookstore. She has dreams at night that make her think her choices should've been different.She was to meet Lauris and they talked on the phone but he never showed up and died of a heart attack.Book starts out with Katherine and ...
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