In An Absent Dream

In An Absent Dream

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1964. Katherine Lundy is a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well... for anyone. Will Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children be able to help her? -- adapted from jacket and text
Publisher: New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780765399298
0765399296
Branch Call Number: F MCGUI-S
Characteristics: 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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JCLHebahA Dec 26, 2018

I feel like a broken record when it comes to McGuire's Wayward Children novellas, but this was beautifully written, haunting, and heartbreaking, and while I got to read an advance copy, these books will always have a place on my insta-buy list. Though it's a slim volume, I felt it provided fair value--a tenet of the goblin marketplace where so much of it takes place--for my time spent in its pages.

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