“The Invisible Hour” This Book is really addictive. The plot had multiple layers, and each one was balanced without one overshadowing the others. It Covers themes like:
- the journey to be true to oneself
- and Love
Description of the Book:
The Invisible Hour Book Synopsis:
The latest New York Times bestseller from beloved author Alice Hoffman celebrates the enduring magic of books and is a “wonderful story of love and growth” (Stephen King).
One June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her. The Scarlet Letter was written almost two hundred years earlier, but it seems to tell the story of Mia’s mother, Ivy, and their life inside the Community—an oppressive cult in western Massachusetts where contact with the outside world is forbidden. But how could this be? How could Nathaniel Hawthorne have so perfectly captured the pain and loss that Mia carries inside her?
Through a journey of heartbreak, love, and time, Mia must abandon the rules she was raised with at the Community. As she does, she realizes that reading can transport you to other worlds or bring them to you, and that readers and writers affect one another in mysterious ways. She learns that time is more fluid than she can imagine, and that love is stronger than any chains that bind you.
As a girl Mia fell in love with a book. Now as a young woman she falls in love with a brilliant writer as she makes her way back in time. But what if Nathaniel Hawthorne never wrote The Scarlet Letter ? And what if Mia Jacob never found it on the day she planned to die?
From “the reigning queen of magical realism” (Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author), this is the story of one woman’s dream. For a little while it came true.
Book Quotes That We Like:
“A book doesn’t live when it’s written. It lives when it’s read.”
“Real life is unbelievable. Souls are snatched away from us, flesh and blood turn to dust, people you love betray you, men go to war over nothing. It’s all preposterous. That’s why we have novels. To make sense of things.”
“Some people are who you think they are. Some people hide the wolf inside of them, but you can hear them howl.”
“In a place where books were banned there coud be no personal freedom, no hope, and no dreams for the future.”
“IT WASN’T EASY TO walk away from the past, even when you locked it up in a box for which there was no key. Memories rattle around late at night, they claw at the latch, escaping when you least expect them to do so.”
“Turn someone into a reader and you turn the world around.”
“They thought I only had a life that I lived here, but I had found other possibilities every time I read a book.”
“Sometimes walking away is the bravest thing you can do.”
“life was made up of a series of accidents and drastic errors. The unexpected became the expected, you made the right turn or the wrong turn, and all of it added up to the path you were on.”Alice Hoffman, The Invisible Hour
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