I had been wanting to read The Lace Reader: A Novel for a very long time. We went a way for the weekend and I finally got my chance. I read the book almost in one sitting! This is a fabulous story about the city of Salem and its history – the town’s association with witches (who are mostly fake and never really existed) and the very real family of women who can tell a fortune by “reading” lace – like you would read a palm or tarot cards. Though I did find the ending a bit confusing, it certainly took me by surprise and the journey of reading the book – the descriptions, the language, the personalities and people described, were all equally as interesting as the plot. Can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next!
January 29, 2011 · 6:02 pm