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The book of speculation

Erika Swyler

The book of speculation

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books and reading,
  • Librarians,
  • Fiction,
  • Family secrets

  • Edition Notes

    StatementErika Swyler, with illustrations by the author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3619.W96 B66 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 339 pages
    Number of Pages339
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27181781M
    ISBN 10125005480X
    ISBN 109781250054807
    LC Control Number2015012455
    OCLC/WorldCa906171988


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The Book of Speculation is an epic saga that hooks instantly and then races forward with lots of plot, more than a little magic realism, and lots of travelling circus and tarot lore.

Simon, an about to be unemployed librarian, investigates the family history in the hopes of preventing further tragedy.4/4(). The Book of Speculation is her debut novel.

Editorial Reviews In this dazzling novel, the immensely talented Erika Swyler sweeps seamlessly through generations and centuries, moving deftly back and forth and weaving the strands into an exquisite : St. Martin''s Publishing Group.

The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books, family, and Hardcover, /5. The Book of Speculation weaves a story from the past and the present together in a magical and intriguing way that keeps you completely enthralled, desperate 4/4().

In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.

the book of speculation by Erika Swyler ‧ RELEASE DATE: J When a young librarian comes into possession of the diary of a traveling circus from more than years ago, he decides the book may hold clues to a family mystery he needs to solve to save his sister’s life.

The Book of Speculation - Book Trailer. In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.

Share This. THE BOOK OF SPECULATION alternates between two plots that are moving toward each other in time.

In studying the book Churchwarry sent him, Simon is working out his family history backwards. The stories contained in the book itself tell of the origins of his family and what drives the young mother to suicide by drowning.

In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, Erika Swyler's The Book of Speculation—with two-color illustrations by the author—is a moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic. The Book of Speculation Summary & Study Guide Erika Swyler This Study Guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Book of Speculation.

In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.4/5(60).

The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books and family and magic.

Read a Sample Click. The Book of Speculation Overview. Simon Watson becomes worried for the welfare of his sister, Enola, when he is sent a book that once belonged to a traveling carnival and learns that many of his ancestors have died on the same day (July 24th) in the same way (drowning), which is.

The Book of Speculation Book Review. The Book of Speculation: Book Review by Dinh. Synopsis: Dear Mr. Watson, I came across this book at auction as part of a larger lot I purchased on speculation. The damage renders it useless to me, but a name inside it led me to.

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a 4/5(1).

Called it Halfway Through 1. The narration. A lot of reviews here praise the narration, but to me, the guy just sounded half asleep most of the 2. Enola. I don't have a high tolerance for extremely unlikeable characters, and Enola was extremely unlikeable.

She's a 3. It's slow. Like, so, so. "THE BOOK OF SPECULATION is a luscious experience--dark, sweet, and wild." --Katherine Dunn, author of GEEK LOVE "Debut author Swyler creates a melancholy world with hints of magic at the edges/5(K).

A strikingly written debut, The Book of Speculation is reminiscent of The Night Circus, but with more grit and darkness.

Author Erika Swyler’s short fiction has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Litro and elsewhere, and her work as a playwright has received the Jane Chambers Award. Her recent move back to her hometown on Long Island’s North Shore inspired the setting of the book.

Books are sensual and powerful objects in The Book of Speculation, but then so is the tarot, water, the circus, and love and lust themselves.

The mermaid women, condemned by the curse to drown amongst seething scuttling crabs, are bewitching and irresistible. So is The Book of Speculation.4/5(). Readers’ questions about The Book of Speculation.

12 questions answered. Ask and answer questions about books. You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author. See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Summary: In The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler we follow Simon Watson who was orphaned along with his sister as a teenager.

Now an adult and a librarian, he stumbles upon a mysterious family secret that has plagued the women on his mother’s side for generations. The Book of Speculation: A Novel - Ebook written by Erika Swyler.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Book of Speculation: A Novel/5(78).

In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and : St.

Martin's Griffin. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. Erika Swyler is an American writer and playwright with a fascination with travelling carnivals. This passion inspired her debut novel The Book of Speculation. Simon’s not having the best week; his job at the library is at risk, his home is crumbling into the sea and his sister is coming home to see him, which means there must be something wrong.

One June day, an old book arrives on Simon’s doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of.

The Book of Speculation captured me from the very first sentence with beautiful language and a uniquely crafted family tale. I wanted to stay in both Simon and Amos’ worlds a bit longer, if only to experience Swyler’s uncanny ability to enchant me with her words, much like Evangeline enchanted those with her presence/5().

The Book of Speculation finally solves a century-old mystery (maybe that’s why I so liked it, it’s actually a mystery).

The satisfying solution comes with consummate rains, with countless turnings of the cards, and with in-depth genealogical research that unearths some surprising family ghosts. And when the book within the book is actually magical, as it is - or may be - in Erika Swyler's The Book of Speculation, well, let the wild read start.” — Star-Telegram “A wonderful novel, full of mystery through the centuries [with] great details about carnival life, similar to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.”.

“Hauntingly beautiful, The Book of Speculation weaves a spectacular multigenerational story of magic, love, betrayal, and redemption. The story follows Simon, a young librarian and the descendant of circus mermaids, whose family is steeped in loss.

Alongside his story is woven another's: Amos, a mute boy from the s with a special gift. The Book of Speculation | One of BuzzFeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of "As Simon, a lonely research librarian, searches frantically for the key to a curse that might be killing the women in his family, he learns strange and fascinating secrets about their past.

The Book of Speculation is an epic saga that hooks instantly and then races forward with lots of plot, more than a little magic realism, and lots of travelling circus and tarot lore.

Simon, an about to be unemployed librarian, investigates the family history in the hopes of preventing further tragedy.4/5(). The history of The Book of Speculation also involves a book within a book.

To submit her book to publishers, Swyler wanted to mimic for them the feeling Simon gets when the old book 75%(). One June day, an old book arrives on Simon's doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of.

Our Reading Guide for The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. When the financial markets crash, whether it’s in or orpeople get angry. But in your book, How To Be a Rogue Trader, you imply that financial speculation is baked into the human get the booms and busts that we deserve, and even that we want.

The Book of Speculation Erika Swyler. Martin’s, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Light from Other Stars; Buy this book In Swyler’s. In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.

Get this from a library. The book of speculation. [Erika Swyler] -- Simon Watson lives alone on the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious book from. The Book of Speculation Erika Swyler This book probably doesn’t need a hard sell.

It includes, in no particular order, two librarians, a tarot card reader, a traveling circus, mermaids, dark secrets, a family curse, and an antiquarian book that plays a pivotal role in the action.

Books about books can be tricky things, a fact that Erika Swyler slyly acknowledges in her generous yet somewhat disappointing debut novel, The Book of Speculation.