Memory and Dream
Charles de Lint
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Memory and Dream (Newford)
Charles de Lint
400 pages
February 2007
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Charles De Lint is the master of urban fantasy, and his novels Widdershins, The Onion Girl and a dozen others have earned him awards and accolades from critics and fans alike. Now in trade paperback, Memory and Dream weaves a spellbinding tale of love won and lost, dreams achieved and destroyed, and the magical interchange of urban city life with a mythical realm that exists just beyond the veil of imagination.

De Lint is the best at creating rich characters and settings that draw the reader immediately into the story, creating universes so textured and real, you begin to feel as though his worlds are more tangible than those you exist in on a day-to-day basis. This story centers on an artist named Isabelle, who has the unique gift of bringing otherworldly entities to life with her paintings. But she soon finds that the responsibility of such power comes at a very dear price.

Fans of De Lint will find many characters peppered throughout the story whom they have come to know and love, including Jilly Coppercorn, an all-time favorite. New fans will be amazed at the intricate plotting and the detail the author puts into his settings, bringing the fantastic to life with imagery and description that is both beautiful and magical.

I first discovered De Lint just a couple of years ago, after reading Widdershins, and now consider myself a die-hard fan. Memory and Dream is an unforgettable story of courage, love, loss and redemption, and will make you long for magic in your own lifeÖif you donít already believe.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Marie D. Jones, 2007

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