The Enchantment of Lily Dahl

Next on the pile of summer reading books is Siri Hustvedt, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl. It's the story of 19-year-old Lily who lives in a small town in Minnesota. She's graduated from high school, loves the theater and Marylin Monroe, and works in a café on the early bird shift, waiting for life to happen.

A thirtysomething from New York comes to town, and incites a lot of gossip and a lot of interest on the part of Lily. There are also some mighty strange goings on in town, lots of dark secrets and hidden loves and gossip, gossip, gossip.

It was quickly read, enjoyable, and discusses in detail Skakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" (do I see some parallels here?) - which the local, small town summer opera group will be putting on in 1o days. I must go see their version!

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