Setting Archive : Massachusetts

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]

The love letters of an Irish woman

Today, at work, in preparation for our move:”(of which I shall not speak because the work is unending and wearisome)”, […]

The Fighter

IMDb ; Metacritic Micky Ward is the youngest of a large family. All his life he has looked up to […]

The Lace Reader
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Author: Brunonia Barry

When I first started reading this book I’ll admit to being a little bit confused. It was group read, for HistoricalFavorites, where was the history aspect. I kept waiting for flashbacks to old Salem and witch hunts. But instead I got the story of Towner Whitney and her family, and how the past is always around, especially when you try to ignore it.

Many of the Whitney family have the gift of reading lace, they can tell a lot about a person and their future, but ever since her sister committed suicide Towner has tried to escape that life. She herself suffered so much from the trauma of that experience that she felt she needed electro-shock therapy in order to overcome her anxieties. But that treatment ripped away many of her memories; now, back in Salem after her aunt’s disappearance Towner is forced to reconnect with people; friends and enemies from her past.