Book Reviews of Changing Heaven

Changing Heaven
Changing Heaven
Author: Jane Urquhart
ISBN-13: 9780879238957
ISBN-10: 087923895X
Pages: 272
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
This is my favorite book of all time because of the moving story, the ties to another of my favorite novels (_Wuthering Heights_), and the stunning writing.

The eccentric main character is somewhat obsessed with the color white and chooses only to dress in that color - a monochromatic beauty you can almost see through the imagery in Urquhart's writing. Early on in the novel, she meets up with Emily Bronte - yes, that Emily Bronte - and the two connect in a profound way, all the while moving through time, which has ceased to become meaningful to them.

Urquhart also has a parallel story of a Bronte scholar, as smitten with Catherine and Heathcliff as the main character of this book is taken with the color white. The thoughts and actions of each of the characters blend together in a spider web of human connectedness. Highly, highly recommended for those familiar with heavy literary fiction.