I admit I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book a few weeks ago. I loved the design on the book jacket, and the main character is a librarian.

The short book tells the readers the story of Isabel, a 20-something librarian who loves anything vintage. Isabel often creates stories out of objects she finds-anything from postcards to clothes.

Readers are taken on a journey on a day-in-the-life of Isabel. We follow her as she wakes up in the morning, goes to work and attends a party with friends that night. As we follow Isabel on her daily routine, she reflects on her past growing up on the west coast and in Alaska. Isabel tells us of her secret crush on a veteran tech co-worker, Spoke. We find out that once Isabel confesses her feelings for him, he is sent away on tour the next day.

The language and descriptions in this short novel are beautiful. I found myself re-reading some passages multiple times. Short, but powerful, this novel is about the past and hopeful, curious wonderment for the future.


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