The Bookseller: A Novel by Cynthia SwansonThe Bookseller: A Novel by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller: A Novel

byCynthia Swanson

Paperback | March 3, 2015 | Large Print

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A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.

Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . .

Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped.

Then the dreams begin.

Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps.

Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn?

As the lines between her worlds begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined. And how do we know where that boundary lies in our own lives?

Cynthia Swanson is a writer and a designer of the midcentury modern style. She has published short fiction in13th Moon,Kalliope,Sojourner, and other periodicals; her story in13th Moonwas a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children.The Bookselleris her first novel.
Title:The Bookseller: A NovelFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062370367

ISBN - 13:9780062370365

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“. . . An accomplished first novel. It is interesting, intriguing, and ultimately satisfying.”