The house of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Siby Allston is living the life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston’s Back Bay. Trapped in the world over which she has no control, sibyl flees for solace to the parlor of a table turning medium.
This was a great story, beautifully descriptive and lavished in every way. It gives you a sort of hope for the future, no matter what your life is like, or what ever you think your life could be like.
But I did find that Katherine Howe described how the use of opium in this time period was used, with suspiciously good descriptions of how it felt and how it all worked. This was a great book, for a mature person, 16+. because of the explicity of how she descri
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