A Ghost Story for the Season


The Booklover’s Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I first learned of Audrey Niffenegger’s new book Her Fearful Symmetry during a radio broadcast (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113309513).  I hadn’t read her first book The Time Traveller’s Wife, but this one intrigued me.  The book is a ghost story and would be a perfect read for this season!

One of the main characters, Elspeth, dies in the very first sentence of the book.  That alone will get your interest.  Then we are introduced to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina.  The twins and all other characters in the book are truly complex and likeable.

The best part of the book are the descriptions of Highgate Cemetary.  If I should ever go to London, I intend to put Highgate on my intinerary.

Have you read any of Audrey Niffenegger’s books?  Do you plan to read Her Fearful Symmetry?  Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

Book Details: Published by Scribner (September 29, 2009), 416 pages, ISBN-10: 1439165394, ISBN-13: 978-1439165393


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