The Infinite Now

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 17 Oct 2017

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This is a book that blurs the boundaries of several genres, and does so quite successfully. Set in Philadelphia in 1918 at the height of the flu epidemic, this is the story of Fiora, the recently orphaned daughter of a local fortune teller. Armed only with her mother's magical curtain, she winds up in the home of a local shoemaker, and gradually finds the beginning of a new family. When the magic curtain reveals a danger to her new guardian, Fiora somehow encapsulates the area in a magical bubble where time stands still, but this Infinite Now she creates , like any bubble will pop eventually, the question is will she be able to do it safely. Obviously there is more than a hint of magical...

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I have a lot of really mixed feelings about The Infinite Now. On one hand, it was undeniably a really interesting book. On the other hand, it reminded me of a mess of yarn tangled on the floor after my kitten is done playing with it. There are a lot of ideas and characters and intertwining stories. The author reveals very little. Most characters are wrapped around secrets. This book needs to be read very slowly and very carefully, or you'll end up in a corner and not know how you got there. Lets start with what I loved: the history. Tarquini clearly took the time to research the influenza epidemic in the United States during World War I. This is something I know a little bit...

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The Infinite Now, written by Mindy Tarquini is an interesting book which seems to cross a few genres. It might not technically fit as a historic fiction, but given the amount of research the author apparently did, it is hard not to see the parallel. I don’t want you to take my word for this, I’ll try to explain what parts of the book seem to work and what do not and why so you can decide for yourself. Comments are always welcomed. Mindy Tarquini is a talented author and while you may not feel it appropriate to consider the author of the story, it can be an interesting way to gain meaningful insight. Mindy is a self-described Italian traditionalist and it shows in this book. The...

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