Review: The Swan Gondola

The Swan Gondola
The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book thinking I was going to get a circus book — which is my own fault because all I read from the blurb was “Omaha World’s Fair” and “ventriloquist”.


Yes, there is the World’s Fair and, yes, our narrator/protagonist is a ventriloquist. However, what this book is is a real, yet strangely larger-than-life tale of love, loss, obsession, and THE WIZARD OF OZ.

The Oz part may not hit your until later. It’s there in little chips of emerald glass that glitter brightly amidst what is so often a terribly tragic tale.

But don’t let that dissuade you! This is a wonderful book with colourful characters and an immersive, interesting setting! Don’t miss it — it’s a read that’s worth it.

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