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Miss Garnet's Angel: A Novel

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Salley Vickers

Guardian angels have attained such trendy status in American popular fiction that it's refreshing to read Vickers, a writer from across the Atlantic, whose subtle depiction of a life touched by a heavenly spirit carries not a hint of clich‚. … see full wiki

Author: Salley Vickers
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
2 reviews about Miss Garnet's Angel: A Novel
review by . September 06, 2010
Lyrical parable
      Miss Garnet's Angel immediately hooks the reader with its promise of life altering experience, its aura of mysticism, and its ability to evoke a feeling for the special place that is Venice. As it develops, however, the plot grows entirely predictable, which diminishes the reader's sense of mystery. Conflicts are resolved rather abruptly, and except for Julia Garnet herself, characters are incompletely developed. If you love Italy and religious symbolism, though, …
review by . September 02, 2003
Miss Garnet has a dry and emotionless life. She vaguely realises this, but is never moved to do anything about it until her friend of many years dies, and she decides to spend time overseas. Her destination of choice is Venice, and there the beauty and history of the place, and the different people she meets, touch her soul and makes her think and re-evaluate everything she has done with her life. Cleverly interwoven with this is the story of Tobias, who is accompanied by an angel as he too ventures …
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