The Heavens by Sandra Newman

The Heavens

Sandra Newman

As someone who has vivid dreams, I was intrigued by the premise of this novel. Dreams are the vehicle which transport Kate across four hundred years. The transition between time zones is seamless, yet I felt more at ease in Elizabethan England than contemporary New York. A genre-defying fusion of love, time travel and mental illness, there's much to take from this book. Certain to promote a lively and lengthy discussion.

She took the pills but nothing changed. Days passed, and she was only more forthcoming with absurdities. She now explained that her dreams about the sixteenth century affected her waking life. She would wake to find the world changed, as if her dreams were actual visits to the past, and the things she did there altered history.
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