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`The Lace Reader': Unravelling an embroidered puzzle

  • Sara Veal


JAKARTA | Sun, January 24 2010 | 12:30 pm

PREMIUM Brunonia Barry's The Lace Reader, a delicately crafted mystery about generations of women in Salem, Massachusetts, is deceptively light, yet intricately patterned, much like lace itself. A mesmerizing first novel, it casts a powerful spell with its involving exploration of memory, misogyny and magic. Like all the women in her family, Towner Whitney can read the past, present and future in pat...