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THIS SHARED DREAM reviewed by Michael Dirda in The Washington Post

THIS SHARED DREAM has been reviewed by Michael Dirda in The Washington Post, and it is a wonderful, generous review.

I am particularly thrilled because The Washington Post is my hometown International Newspaper, and because I have read Book World since it began in the early seventies.

Over the years, I’ve haunted the bus stations (Knoxville, Sunday afternoons, the late seventies and early eighties) to see if the nice fat Book-World-containing Sunday paper had been tossed onto the bus), a downtown Honolulu bookstore (where, if it had been thrown onto the plane, it showed up on the following Wednesday), and later, as a subscriber (a perennial gift from my parents), my Post Office box.  Finally, when one could no longer subscribe, I’d pick up stacks of carefully saved issues from my father.  Now, of course, it is, happily, online.

Here is a bit of Dirda’s review:

“Living up to its title, “This Shared Dream” is ultimately a novel about connectedness, in every sense, and the possibility of greater harmony in what used to be called the family of man. Little wonder that Goonan’s overarching metaphor for earthly felicity is improvisational jazz, the true music of the spheres.”

Read the entire review here.

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1 Russell Letson { 08.20.11 at 1:53 PM }

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