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As the librarian of the small town where she grew up, Florence Oneirik finds herself in a world of tremendous isolation. To cope with her loneliness, she seeks refuge in her books and finds companionship in the characters; however, as Stanley Kowalski, Atticus Finch, Harry Potter, and others become more and more real to her, Florence can feel her handle on reality ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by North Star Press of St. Cloud
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Nick Hupton
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
A really interesting premise, with in-depth characterization. Boehlke creates a great mix of foreshadowing and shocking twists.
Dee
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
I won this book quite a while ago via Goodreads, but it took me a long time to actually finish this book. I wanted to enjoy the book. I assumed I would. It seemed to have, from the synopsis, everything someone like me would find compelling-a main character who was (a bit!) obsessed by her love of books (including historical fiction), a potential dash of psychological complexity, including losses in the main character's life that provoked the "coming alive" of her fictional heroes as soothing ...more
Terry
Jul 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I had to check the book out of the library : the author shares my family name which is not a common one and the main character is a librarian. I am probably not in the main target audience for this account of the lonely struggles of Florence, but it is not exactly "chick lit." The combination of circumstances and tragedy push Florence to seek companionship in the literature she reads, but a ominously different companionship than most readers find. The story is not easy to read, as the sadness, ...more
Heidi
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jeanette Lukowski
Jul 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
Hmmm. Several reasons.
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Jun 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
Will edit this review when I read the book
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Carolyn Boehlke was born and raised in Stevens Point, WI, and began writing stories as a child. The love and passion for writing led her to St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she earned Bachelor's degrees in English and Women's Studies. After a move to Minneapolis, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Hamline University. A writing and communications instructor for ...more

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