In the tradition of The Thirteenth Tale, Brunonia Barry’s bewitching gothic novel, The Lace Reader, is a phenomenon. Called “[a] richly imagined saga of passion, suspense, and magic” by Time Magazine, it is a haunting and remarkable tale told by an unforgettable, if strangely unreliable narrator—a woman from an enigmatic Salem family who can foretell the future in patterns of lace. The Lace Reader was a runaway New York Times bestseller—hitting the top lists in major cities across the country, from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles—and has immediately established debut author Brunonia Barry as a major force in contemporary American fiction.
This listenr recommends the abridged version maybe it would help the story to move along. Details, details, details! Frankly, this listener was heard to say aloud,Just get on witn it! The synopsis intrigued then disappointed and finally annoyed. I give it two stars because.. the twist at the end was clever and unexpected. This story had potential, could have gone in several directions, but it didnt.