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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    Could it be The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser? I read it many years ago and also couldn't remember the title or author. The granddaughter is at her wedding day and her catatonic grandmother is there. An old mirror is delivered and zap, they switch places.
    Thank you for the name of the book! I'll see if my local library has it. Could you recommend any other books about time travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachelorwatcher View Post
    Thank you for the name of the book! I'll see if my local library has it. Could you recommend any other books about time travel?
    If your library doesn't have it, you could try to get it through Interlibrary loan or maybe amazon had a copy you can buy.

    I don't really have any others besides a couple of quickie romance ones by Sandra Hill . I seemed to never find one that measured up to "The Mirror". I did enjoy "Knight in Shining Armor" by Jude Deveraux though. It is romance but the detail is quite interesting. I liked how she taught everyone to wash their hands! And her ladies underwear details are so funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachelorwatcher View Post
    Thank you for the name of the book! I'll see if my local library has it. Could you recommend any other books about time travel?
    I'm sure if you google "books about time travel," you'll find some lists or reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I'm sure if you google "books about time travel," you'll find some lists or reviews
    I also think alot of time travel books are sci-fi which is a genre I really don't read.
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    I remember The Mirror and I really enjoyed reading it--an amazing story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    I also think alot of time travel books are sci-fi which is a genre I really don't read.
    Me neither. There have been a few exceptions, but it's not really a genre I find that interesting.
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    I'm listening to an audio book in the car called "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery and Alison Anderson and I am absolutely loving it. I only have one more disc and I don't want it to end. It's about a concierge in Paris who is self-taught and extremely intelligent, but she tries to pass herself off as common and invisible so people will leave her alone. She's found out by a 12 year old girl who is a kindred spirit and a new tenent in the building. It is very drole humor, which I love.
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    A friend recommended The Art of Fielding and I really enjoyed it. Loved how the characters' lives were so intertwined.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    I'm listening to an audio book in the car called "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery and Alison Anderson and I am absolutely loving it. I only have one more disc and I don't want it to end. It's about a concierge in Paris who is self-taught and extremely intelligent, but she tries to pass herself off as common and invisible so people will leave her alone. She's found out by a 12 year old girl who is a kindred spirit and a new tenent in the building. It is very drole humor, which I love.
    A friend loaned that to me a while back, but I still haven't read it. It sounds like I need to move it closer to the top of the pile!
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    The library had The Mirror! Of course I checked it out.
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