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Gossamer by Lois Lowry
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May 19, 10

bookshelves: roob-2010, read-in-2010, released
Read from April 01 to 03, 2010

Gossamer by Lois Lowry is the shortest novel by her I've read. It's more mood piece than a full novel. It deals with dreams, nightmares, love and abuse.

Littlest One is learning how to bestow dreams. She is assigned the home of an old woman who is fostering a child with a history of abuse. His dreams are troubled and he's a prime target of the Sinisteed who inflict nightmares.

What I love about Lowry's novels is that they are all so different: in tone, plot and setting. This one I'd classify as thoughtful (and thought provoking) fantasy. On the surface it's just the story of a dream giver learning her craft and an old woman trying to give a loving home to a troubled boy. It's also though about love and patience and their abilities to help one heal from painful experiences.

Lowry's books are typically ones that I read in one sitting and Gossamer is no exception.

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04/01/2010 page 13
9.03% "Reading for #roob"
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Tamsyn This is one of my favorites of hers too. I classify it as fantasy alternating with realistic fiction. Glad you liked it! It's an all ages book, too: I loaned it to my 80+ year old neighbor, and she said, "How did you know that I would love this book?" when she returned it.

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