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The Mirror

Millhiser, Marlys (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Mirror


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A 20-year-old Boulder girl stares into her grandmother's Chinese mirror on her wedding day in 1978, faints and comes to in her grandmother's body--in 1900--about to be married to a miner. As she moves through life, even giving birth to her own mother, she becomes known as a fairly decent seer. Had she paid more attention in school, she would have been a great one.
Authors: Millhiser, Marlys
Title: The mirror
Publisher: Boulder, CO :, Rue Morgue Press,, 2011, c1978
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Marlys Millhiser
Notes: "Twelfth printing January 2011 of the 20th Anniversary Edition, newly corrected"--T.p. verso
Summary: A 20-year-old Boulder girl stares into her grandmother's Chinese mirror on her wedding day in 1978, faints and comes to in her grandmother's body--in 1900--about to be married to a miner. As she moves through life, even giving birth to her own mother, she becomes known as a fairly decent seer. Had she paid more attention in school, she would have been a great one.
ISBN: 9780915230150
0915230151
Branch Call Number: FICTION MILLHISER 2011
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Report This Oct 23, 2003
  • KarenW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For 20 years or so I have thought about The Mirror in one way or another. My paperback version from 1979 is long gone, but I can still see the cover. And the characters and the situations they are in are vivid memories that have come back to me over and over when I least expected it. And now here is the 20th anniversary edition! It is a quirky story that cannot be catagorized. A young woman who is reluctant to marry looks into an antique mirror and finds her self sent back to her grandmother''s time and into her grandmother''s body! She must find a way to get back, not realizing right away that her grandmother is in her body! What a surprise for both and what a delight for the reader. This is a time travel book that is smart, funny, sassy, and full of truth about relationships between women. Twice in my life I couldn''t put it down!

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After looking into a mirror a young woman travels back through time into the body of her grandmother.

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