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The Splendor of Antiquity by Cheryl Anne Gardner
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Mar 25, 11

bookshelves: ebooks, fiction, general-fiction, literary-fiction, indie
Read from March 22 to 24, 2011

I loved everything about this book. The narrator is a dead Babylonian king. Joliette, the main character, is an archeologist who grapples with love and trust and her strong attraction toward digging up dead things. The characters and the plot are unique and utterly captivating.

A line Ms. Gardner wrote within this book captured how I felt about much of it: "... silken words draped over sorrow." The beauty of the words often had me stopping to re-read sentences. This is not a long book but it is one to be savored.
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