"Dream" Fiction

 

 

 

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg - "a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, past, present, and future."
Hannah's Dream by Diane Coplin Hammond - "For forty-one years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Neva and Sam hatch a plan to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary—just as the zoo's angry, unhappy director launches an aggressive revitalization campaign that spotlights Hannah as the star attraction, inextricably tying Hannah's future to the fate of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo."
The Android's Dream by John Scalzi - "A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior alien race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save our planet and our people from alien enslavement... A sheep. That's right, a sheep. And if you think that's the most surprising thing about this book, wait until you read Chapter One."
The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin - " A virtuoso study in betrayal and its consequences, it explores—really, colonizes—the consciousness of Anatoly Sukhanov, who many years before abandoned the precarious existence of an underground artist for the perks of a Soviet apparatchik. But, at the age of 56, his perfect life is suddenly disintegrating. Buried dreams return to haunt him. New political alignments threaten to undo him."
Dream of the Walled City by Lisa Huang Fleischman - "Born in 1890, the privileged and sheltered daughter of a high-ranking imperial official, Jade Virtue spends her childhood enclosed by the towering walls of her family's sprawling mansion, never glimpsing the desperate struggle of China's ancient society, as the old ways are challenged and the twentieth century -- fast, fearsome, and tumultuous -- rushes in. But when her father mysteriously dies, young Jade Virtue is suddenly thrust into poverty, and experiences firsthand a traditional culture falling apart under the onslaught of growing rebellion against the Emperor, rapid social changes, and the mounting aggression of Japan and the West."
The Sweetest Dream by Doris Lessing - "This story of a family, spanning most of the twentieth century, has its fulcrum in the Sixties, that contradictory and embattled decade about which argument becomes louder each day."
Number9dream by David Mitchell - "Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister’s death and his mother’s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses—through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck—a number of its secret power centers."
The Passion Dream Book by Whitney Otto - "Fellow artists Romy March and Augustine Marks migrate from place to place, separately and together, united by their constant love for each other, in a story that moves from the Italian Renaissance and the life of Romy's ancestor to the early twentieth century."
RL's Dream by Walter Mosley - "A searingly eloquent requiem for a bluesman, the book tells the story of Soupspoon Wise, a 70-year-old blues guitar player and singer from the Mississippi Delta, who faces the horror of a lonely death in New York City. Evicted from his Lower East Side apartment, he is rescued from the street by Kiki, a young southern woman with problems of her own; these two very different characters offer one another an opportunity to sort through their pasts and to reconnect with their emotional selves."
The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears - "United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio," three men struggle to find refuge for their hearts and minds from the madness that surrounds them...in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the grim years of the Black Death, and in the direst hours of World War II."
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards - "The story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family."
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See - "The story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls is continued, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy."