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>Worth Repeating: Garden Spells

November 10, 2010

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Every once in a long while a novel comes along that stands strikingly apart from the others.

Words woven so artfully, phrases sit like a candy on the tongue. You want to savor them a while, and not let go.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is just that kind of novel.

Captivating and delicious. Clever, intriguing and artful.

Truly, one of the best I’ve ever read. In the top 10, without a doubt.

It started with the opening paragraph:

Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhoo.d She always
tried to stay awake those nights when the stars winked and the moon was just a
cresting silver smiling provacatively down at the world, the way pretty women on
vintage billboards used to smile as they sold cigarettes and limeade.

The rest of the book is just as good – magical and smart. I want to re-read it all over again just to find those delicious words and savor them all over again.

Thank you, Christy, for the loan.

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  1. November 10, 2010 6:46 pm

    >It's even better in audio, hearing those words slip into your mind like silky lemondrops. SO GLAD someone else sees the beauty!

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