Monday, November 28, 2016

The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand by Elizabeth Berg

The Dream Lover:
A Novel of George Sand

The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand by Elizabeth Berg
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Random House

A passionate and powerful novel based on the scandalous life of the French novelist George Sand, her famous lovers, untraditional Parisian lifestyle, and bestselling novels in Paris during the 1830s and 40s. This major departure for bestseller Berg is for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert.

George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men’s clothing, smoked cigars, and had love affairs with famous men and an actress named Marie. In an era of incredible artistic talent, Sand was the most famous female writer of her time. Her lovers and friends included Frederic Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugene Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more.

In a major departure, Elizabeth Berg has created a gorgeous novel about the life of George Sand, written in luminous prose, with exquisite insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time.

My thoughts about The Dream Lover ~~

I love reading Elizabeth's stories and I have been reader of her books for years. She writes so eloquently that it is so easy to get wrapped up in her words and to be transported to another world. In The Dream Lover, the reader is swept away to 19th century Paris and the world of George Sand.

This was a very enlightening look at another time and place, and a person I knew very little about. The Dream Lover is quite different from Elizabeth's other books but her beautiful way of writing made the story very enjoyable.

About the author

Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Elizabeth Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.

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