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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Lace Reader

When her great-aunt dies, Towner Whitney returns to Salem, Massachusetts, to deal with ghosts, real and imagined, historical and current. With the first sentence, Towner announces herself as an unreliable narrator, and just how unreliable she is remains a mystery through most of the novel. Towner is mourning the death of her beloved twin sister, recovering from surgery, and recovering from shock treatments administered to help her cope with her depression. She belongs to a family of lace readers and is a reluctant seer who also has the ability to read other people's thoughts. Towner longs to leave Salem, but circumstances seem determined to keep her there until both she and the reader can unravel the mystery of her past.

Book Club Info
Title: 
The Lace Reader
Author: 
Barry, Brunonia
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ISBN: 
0061624764
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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