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What a lovely book. It reads like a wondrous tale spanning three generations of women from France to New York to Washington State. Each given special attention and detail, the women traverse sad circumstances. The writing is superb and lyrical, akin to the style of Neil Gaiman.
Sorry I haven't given much detail, it deserves to be experienced and not chronicled out ruining the surprises.
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If you could sum up The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender in three words, what would they be?
Beautiful, sad, artistic
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender?
Vivianne Lavendar goes into the Summer Solstice Festival describing the beautiful things around her: the musicians playing lovely tunes, the delicious pies made by the schoolgirls' mothers... and as she runs away from the festival in a sad state she describes the same items again through a different emotion: the drunk musicians and the over-baked pies. It was so beautifully written and I found myself inside of the book many times.
Which scene was your favorite?
When Ava is kissed for the first time. Leslie's description is lovely and so heartfelt. It reminded me of my first kiss with my husband.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
You must let them go for them to come back again.
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