The Book of Dreams

The Book of Dreams

A Novel

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition
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Warm, wise, and magical--the latest novel by the bestselling author of THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP and THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO is an astonishing exploration of the thresholds between life and death

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place.

After the accident, Sam--a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction--waits by his father's bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight--for hope, for patience, for life--they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side.

A revelatory, urgently human story that examines what we consider serious and painful alongside light and whimsy, THE BOOK OF DREAMS is a tender meditation on memory, liminality, and empathy, asking with grace and gravitas what we will truly find meaningful in our lives once we are gone.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781984846761
Branch Call Number: LT F GEO
Characteristics: 466 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Sep 16, 2020

Found this confusing and a bit too far out there. Stopped reading it.

Jul 04, 2020

This story wraps up the trilogy. Although a very different story than the first two it is the same. A must read for everyone.

May 13, 2020

Absolutely wonderful. Take the journey to where emotions and living define existence. Totally absorbing and given where we are a hopeful insight into modern death.
Looking forward to her next insights.

May 24, 2019

This book grabs you from start to finish! I had mixed feelings about finishing this book since I knew it would be melodramatic! But I persevered & was not disappointed! It is a lovely story! Looking forward to more from this author since I've enjoyed all of her books so far!

May 03, 2019

I love Nina George's books! From The Little Paris Bookshop to The Little French Bistro, and now The Book of Dreams. She creates a beautiful and moving story with characters that you can't help but fall in love with.

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