In an Absent Dream
July 24, 2020 8:07 PM - by McGuire, Seanan - Subscribe

Lundy is a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.
posted by dinty_moore (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Still my favorite series by McGuire.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 3:01 PM on July 25

Which one in the series is this?
posted by miss-lapin at 6:19 PM on July 26

It's the fourth one - so it's Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar Sky, and then this one.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:35 PM on July 26 [2 favorites]

Ah thanks. I've read the first three. And then I paused to read another book that had just come out. I'll go back to this after I'm done with my current book.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:50 AM on July 27

I liked the internal logic of the goblin market in this one, and the deep sweet longing and loss of fractured friendship. A slight but beautiful book.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 4:53 AM on July 29 [1 favorite]

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