Those who have read The Scarlet Letter, no doubt remember Hester Prynne. I can’t help but feel that the book would make an interesting reread in this time of MeToo.
In this novel, author Albanese, offers a twist of the kaleidoscope variation on that book. Here readers meet a young woman with synesthesia who emigrates to the U.S. with her husband. Isobel meets Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter. They are brought together with intensity.
Readers will long remember Isobel. She is a risk taker, a woman of action who acts upon her strong beliefs.
Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 04 October 2022
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