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The Bookseller, by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller, by Cynthia SwansonThe Bookseller starts out with the character Kitty, who is a lively independent bookseller with a best friend as her business partner. It is set in the 1960s and Kitty, in her 30’s, is considered an “old maid.” Kitty begins to have vivid, lifelike dreams about an alternate life as Katharyn. It leaves the reader wondering if some magic is happening? Will Kitty be able to trade lives or is there something different at play.  As the novel progresses, we learn more and more about Katharyn, and Kitty begins to experience memory lapses.  Does Kitty actually have a mental illness, is she living a double life that she doesn’t know about?  The prose is lovely to read, the story flows well and keeps the reader entranced with all of these questions about Kitty/Katharyn right up until the resolution.  Don’t miss this gem of a story!

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