Friday, April 24, 2015




An amazing book.


The French Revolution. Modern-day Brooklyn. Time Travel. Loss. Grief. Angst. Music history. Resolution. Redemption.


Jennifer Donnelly is a superb writer and researcher. She takes writing, as an art form, to its highest level. Her characters are complex and compelling; she brings stark and vivid reality to dusty, ambiguous history.


If only the French Revolution and any war before or after could have really changed the world. This Revolution insists we can only change ourselves.