Our September book is The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss. We'll meet on Wednesday, September 26th @7:00 pm in Meeting Room B.
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In novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life. Newford: where magic lights dark streets; where myths walk clothed in modern shapes; where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning.
At the center of all the entwined lives in Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips--Jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city's shadows. Now, at last, de Lint tells Jilly's own story...for behind the painter's fey charm lies a dark secret and a past she's labored to forget. And that past is coming to claim her now.
"I'm the onion girl," Jilly Coppercorn says. "Pull back the layers of my life, and you won't find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl." She's very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop. –Goodreads
This book is #8 in the Newford series, and while it can mostly stand on its own, several of us felt we were missing important background information on the characters.
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Please add any additional thoughts or comments you may have about The Onion Girl. We gave this title the codes CTY, ELF, MYT, CAP, HOME & MAG with an average rating of 3.1.