The book of dreams: a novel
|Grouped Work ID||6ed47052-0aa3-631b-aba4-ac4cd8dd1cd6|
|Grouping Title||book of dreams|
|Grouping Author||george nina|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-04-03 02:25:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-04-02 03:02:55AM|
|auth_author2||Knowelden, Elizabeth, 1981-|
West, Steve (Actor),
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Valley Hi-North Laguna
|display_description||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.
|itype_catalog||Adu CD/Spoken Word|
Adu Large Print
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD FICTION George, N.|
FICTION George, N.
LARGE PRINT FICTION George, N.
|owning_library_catalog||Sacramento Public Library|
Martin Luther King Jr.
Valley Hi-North Laguna
Coma -- Patients -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Large type books
Traffic accidents -- Fiction
|title_display||The book of dreams : a novel|
|title_full||The Book of Dreams A Novel|
The book of dreams : a novel / Nina George ; translated by Simon Pare
The book of dreams : a novel / Nina George ; translated by Simon Parr
The book of dreams [text (large print)] : a novel / Nina George ; translated by Simon Pare
|title_short||The book of dreams|
Fathers and sons