George Sand comes to life in 'Lover'

April 12, 2015 6:00 PM

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It's a man's world and George Sand knew it centuries before Sheryl Sandberg urged women to "lean in" at work and in life.

The Dream Lover (**** out of four), Elizabeth Berg's exquisitely captivating historical novel, is told in Sand's voice: melancholy, intimate, self-aware and heartbreaking. She recognizes the flaws and foibles of all the loves of her life, and loves them nonetheless.

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