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The Uncertain Places - Lisa Goldstein
The Uncertain Places
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An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But... show more
An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But Livvy’s family—vivacious actress Maddie, family historian Rose, and their mother, absent-minded Sylvia—are behaving strangely. The Feierabend women seem to believe that luck is their handmaiden, even though happiness does not necessarily follow. It is soon discovered that generations previous, the Feierabends made a contract with a powerful, otherworldly force, and it is up to Will and his best friend to unravel the riddle of this supernatural bargain in order to save Livvy from her predestined fate.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781616960148 (1616960140)
ASIN: 1616960140
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Uncertain Places / Lisa Goldstein
The intersection of our “real” world with the Land of Fairy seems to be a popular subject of fiction in recent years. I have become a fan of such books and found this one quite good. Set in the 1970s, it follows two young men who have become romantically involved with two sisters. The girls’ family ...
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it
5.0 The Uncertain Places
‘The Uncertain Places’ by Lisa Goldstein is a modern (well, set in 1971 and after) fairytale set in America, involving the family Feierabend and their uncanny life of luck. When Will and his best friend Ben become involved in their lives, they are soon involved in unravelling the mystery that encase...
Rrain Reads
Rrain Reads rated it
3.0 Uncertain Places: A Novel
I did think this story was quite interesting, though in a lot of ways it seemed like a throwback to the kind of intersection-between-our-world-and-the-faerie-realm stories I was reading when I was in high school in the early 90s, and not just because chunks were set in the 80s. It was a bit meanderi...
Suzanne Reads
Suzanne Reads rated it
4.0 Uncertain Places: A Novel
I liked this quite a bit. There were some uneven spots, but all in all, it held my attention, partly because it kept surprising me.
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