Memory and Dream

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Macmillan, Feb 20, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Memory and Dream is the story of Isabelle Copley, a young artist who once lived in the bohemian quarter of the northern city of Newford. As a student of Vincent Rushkin, a cruel but gifted painter, she discovered an awesome power - to craft images so real that they came to life. With her paintbrush she called into being the wild spirits of the wood, made her dreams come true with canvas and paint. But when the forces she unleashed brought unexpected tragedy to those she loved, she ran away from Newford, turning her back on her talent - and on her dreams. Now, twenty years later, the power of Newford has reached out to draw her back. To fulfill a promise to a long-dead friend, Isabelle must come to terms with the shattering memories she has long denied, and unlock the slumbering power of her brush. She must accept her true feelings for her newfound lover John Sweetgrass, a handsome young Native American who is the image of her most intense imaginings. And, in a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams, and bring the magic back to life.
 

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User Review  - emblue - LibraryThing

Wow. How did I not know about this author before?? So good -- the characters, the way the story unfolds, the tension and suspense -- all of it. 5 stars for sure. Read full review

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User Review  - lyrrael - LibraryThing

As the young student of the brilliant Vincent Rushkin, Isabelle Copley discovered she could paint images so real they brought her dreams to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to ... Read full review

Contents

LA LISEUSE
15
THE WILD GIRL
46
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL
71
PADDYJACK
119
LIKE GYPSIES IN THE WOOD
154
JOURNAL ENTRIES
186
VIGNETTES FROM BOHEMIA
246
JOURNAL ENTRIES
320
Two HEARTS AS ONE FOREVER DANCING
391
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CHARLES DE LINT and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the manner of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende.

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