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Follow Elizabeth down the rabbit hole—and meet a whole new Alice.
Elizabeth, a twenty-four-year-old interior designer living in Brooklyn, New York, encounters a little more than mental static when she sits down for her morning meditation, feeling disconnected from herself and her reality. As she meditates, she forces herself to confront her inner demons head on—including
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ebook, 225 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by River Grove Books (first published June 10th 2015)
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Tony Riches
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This innovative debut novel from Anna Patrick lulls the reader into thinking they know how it will develop, before descending into the depths of Anna's vivid imagination. Dark and often surreal, I found myself drawn into the half-familiar world of Wonderland.

A journey of self-discovery for the lead character Elizabeth, I liked the parallels with the original Alice in Wonderland and was intrigued to discover a page on Wikipedia which lists such a wealth of re-tellings, adaptations and even
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Amber Tinsley
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in return for leaving an honest review.
I have always loved the story of Alice in Wonderland. It is a complete head trip and Meditations in Wonderland was no different. I feel this book closely resembles the truth about what happens when we sit down and completely figure out who we are. The light, the dark, and the shades of gray. I love how this went beyond the mask and bits and pieces that we show the world. The way that Anna wove this and Wonderland together was
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Jenna
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I think Anna is an artistic genius and Alice and Wonderland has always been one of my favorite novels.

With my deep seeded love for the original, I can be wary of spinoffs. But Anna's novel did not disappoint at all! In her own wonderful style she added another layer of depth to Alice and shows us a darker, deeper side of our own subconscious. Anna's novel is thought provoking without being overly heavy, it has some dark twists and a little bit of a psychological thrill.

It's a
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Scott
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good read.

The interview I did with the author is here: http://blogcritics.org/an-interview-w...

Reading this and interviewing the author for an email interview. I've known the author, Anna, for several years as a publicist for a major publisher. So when she asked me to give her own book a read I said sure.
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Buttonholed
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everyone here is mad - the rumors are true. Very thought provoking tale that has many many topics one could discuss. Great weekend read! Full review at http://buttonholed.blogspot.com/
Dani
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
*I received a complimentary review copy, in exchange for an honest review of the book. Originally published on A Bibliophile's Reverie.

Meditations in Wonderland by Anna Patrick follows Elizabeth who struggles looking herself in the mirror, not wanting to see the darkness in her soul. She takes ‘recreations drugs’ to deal with the anxiety, a blue pill and orange pill depending on how bad it is. Her boyfriend since high school doesn’t know this and she tries to just see the light in his eyes as
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Jessica
Oct 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Where to begin with this book? It's a little difficult to fully express how spot on this story is to exploring ones own deepest self. I don't think I ever really stopped to consider how much Alice in Wonderland actually mirrors that kind of journey. Which is originally why I was so excited to dive into Anna Patrick's intriguing Meditations in Wonderland. I couldn't wait to follow Elizabeth down the rabbit hole.

I was introduced to a woman who was afraid of her own reflection. One who, on the
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Meditations in Wonderland
My debut review! I hope you guys enjoy!


Author Anna Patrick

Pages 225

Price $13.28-Paperback-Amazon

Summary

When Elizabeth meditates, she wakes up in a new world, Wonderland. She doesn't know where she is, until Alice meets her. Alice threatens her and sends "A-like" (Pretty Little Liars) messages. When Elizabeth tries to find Alice, all the creatures metioned Alice being Elizabeth's twin.
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Charlotte Lynn
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it

I love plays on familiar fairy tales. Alice in Wonderland is always a favorite. There are so many ways for an author to take liberties with the story and make it their own. That is exactly what Anna Patrick did, yet the original story is recognizable.

Elizabeth is taking time before work to meditate and ends up down the rabbit hole. She chases Alice through Wonderland, meeting all of the expected Alice in Wonderland characters. Really, she is looking at herself. She is seeing herself and
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Freda Mans-Labianca
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A whimsical self-discovery journey.
A woman uses meditation to learn about herself. The meditation is a compilation of characters from Wonderland, including Alice. Their riddles and run-around's have Elizabeth looking deeper into herself. A highly prophetic journey to the end.
This was a fascinating read for me, being an Alice in Wonderland fan. This story took everything I knew and loved, and darkened it. Oh, how I liked that. Twisted and dark tales are my thing. Mix it with a retelling of sorts,
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Nancie
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm a huge Alice freak, but this book did not sit well with me. SORRY! I think it's just a matter of personal taste, but I didn't like the characters at all, especially Alice. Actually, I did like the Tweedles and Ches. I also felt I was reading the same thing over and over again. I expected more from the big showdown with Alice and figured out "Alice's secret" quite early on in Elizabeth's journey through Wonderland which might have dampened the tension/build up towards the end for me. There ...more
Lindsey
Jan 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016
The worst 'retelling' of Alice in Wonderland ever created. What a waste. It's only 201 pages long, but it felt like 1,000. Don't waste your time if you love Alice. This book is total garbage.
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Anna Patrick graduated from Boston College with both a degree in communications and the first draft of the manuscript that would become her first novel, "Meditations In Wonderland." She is also the creator of a popular Tumblr under the same title. Now working for Patrick Kennedy and The Kennedy Forum, Patrick lives in Northern Virginia with her French bulldog.
“She wandered through the meadow courtyard, only to find that each animal wasn’t really in the meadow courtyard at all. It was no wonder they couldn’t see her, because they couldn’t see themselves. They might be walking, but they didn’t feel the ground beneath their feet, paws, or talons. They were numb to the present moment, escaping into the retreats of their minds. They complained about being alone, and yet there was a meadow courtyard full of animals who were doing the same things and feeling the same way.” 0 likes
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