The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. I bet you thought I’d forgotten. AH! No such luck, people. I insist on pretending that I can write book reviews. And I’d be much obliged if you’d just play along with me, okay?

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennoxby Maggie O’Farrell was wonderful. It was excellent. I’m not sure how even to describe it.

Iris learns that her great-aunt Esme is being released from a mental institution. The only problem, Iris didn’t even know that she had a great-aunt, that her grandmother had a sister. The story of Iris and Esme is told through bits and pieces. It’s not so much told, it’s more like it unfolds. A bit gothic, a bit mystery, a bit of a love story. I really can’t describe it. It’s just very good.

5 out of 5 stars!

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  1. says

    I need a new book to listen too.. I’ll see if it’s in audible.. I feel almost grumpy that the only “reading” time I get is at 1-2 grade level…ack!

  2. says

    I am so glad that I came across this. Someone gave me a copy of this book and it has been sitting. (too busy blogging and cooking).

    I love to read and you have inspired me to pick it up and get into it. Thanks.

  3. says

    I’m glad you liked this one. I have it and would really like to read it soon.

    I love your blog — especially your photos!