Sunday, May 12, 2019
Dream Within a Dream, by Patricia MacLachlan
MacLachlan's typical sparse style shines out in this simple setting. As with her other books, the leanness means that there is very little going on on the surface. But that is deceiving as the book reveals more with repeated reads. The style was beautiful in Sarah, Plain and Tall because the subject matter was so angsty. Whether this book is enticing enough to make a reader come back is a different matter. I found it nice and kind, but ultimately dull.