Monday, January 12, 2015

Beyond All Dreams

Someone once told me "you can't go wrong with a book involving libraries", and, along with having said the same myself about books involving ships with mystery surrounding them, I couldn't agree more.
Elizabeth Camden captures the bustle and development of the library of congress (and congress itself) in an intriguing and detailed way.
Beyond all Dreams is a well balanced waltz where history partners the importance of family over career, all-conquering and selfless love, and -ultimately- forgiveness.
Camden has a beautiful way with words and of describing things in such a way that gives you a clear picture of what she was hoping to make you see. For instance: someone can't smell like a thousand summer days filled laughter; and yet, we all seem to get the idea and to enjoy how it sounds, so...maybe they can. ;) 
The seemingly small cast of characters is intricate and well structured. Inevitable imperfections keep them personable and relatable.
A swift-paced story line takes you up and down, here, there and everywhere in a whirlwind of progress and activity- finally setting you back on your feet and giving you time to soak in what you just experienced and appreciate the masterpiece. You don't want to miss out!


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