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The heavens / Sandra Newman.

Newman, Sandra, 1965- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library NEW (Text) 35500006139164 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library NEW (Text) 33500013012182 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library NEW (Text) 33500013012190 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802129024
  • ISBN: 0802129021
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A young man, Ben, meets a young woman, Kate--and they begin to fall in love. From their first meeting, Ben knows Kate is unworldly and fanciful, so at first he isn't that concerned when she tells him about the recurring dream she's had since childhood. In the dream, she's transported to the past, where she lives a second life as Emilia, the mistress of a nobleman in Elizabethan England. But for Kate, the dream becomes increasingly real and compelling until it threatens to overwhelm her life."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    Ben meets Kate in August 2000 at a party in the opulent Manhattan apartment of her rich friend, Sabine. He's half Bengali and half Jewish, and she's Hungarian-Turkish-Persian. He learns from the start that she doesn't live entirely in the real world. As their relationship blossoms, she tells him of her dreams in which she time travels to England in 1593, where she is a black woman, Emilia, mistress to a nobleman, and in both personas, she believes she has something important to do to save the world. But Ben can put up with Kate's worlds for only so long, until her mental illness, which isn't easily treatable, becomes apparent, reminding him of his mother, who committed suicide in a psych ward when he was 13. The narrative toggles between the modern and Elizabethan ages, with vivid accounts of the latter including Emilia's growing relationship with Will Shakespeare, and snaps back to Ben's reality on 9/11. In this tender love story, Newman ponders the impact of individual action on the world as she creates alternative universes, realities, even endings. Fiction as provocative as it is ambiguous. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sandra Newman is the author of the novels The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Cake, and The Country of Ice Cream Star, longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR. She is the author of the memoir Changeling as well as several other nonfiction books. Her work has appeared in Harper’s and Granta, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Dreams > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships.
FICTION / Literary.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Dreams > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Psychological fiction.

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