Ghostwalk - a novel

by Rebecca Stott | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0385521062 Global Overview for this book
Registered by herchelle of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 8/20/2016
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by herchelle from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 20, 2016
A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy--the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century--remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house--a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them.
Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, of seventeenth-century glassmaking, alchemy, the Great Plague, and Newton's scientific innovations, "Ghostwalk "centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton's alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled--the present with the seventeenth century, and figures from the past with the love-torn twenty-first century woman who is trying to discover their secrets. A stunningly original display of scholarship and imagination, and a gripping story of desire and obsession, " Ghostwalk "is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself.

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Journal Entry 2 by herchelle at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Sadly, I just couldn’t get past halfway in this book, as I kept waiting for the ghost story to start.
I hope the next reader finds it more interesting than I did.

Journal Entry 3 by herchelle at -- Wild Released Somewhere In Calgary in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/22/2023 UTC) at -- Wild Released Somewhere In Calgary in Calgary, Alberta Canada


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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, March 31, 2023
picked this up at the Wildflower Arts Centre waiting area. Looking forward to reading it.

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