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When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she hopes to spend the summer working as an assistant curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she is assigned to The Cloisters, a Gothic museum and garden famous for its collection of medieval art and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination.
In a desperate attempt to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge in the wildest theories of the researchers about the history of fortune telling.
But what starts as an academic curiosity quickly becomes an obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century tarot deck that may hold the key to predicting the future. When The Cloisters’ dangerous game of power, seduction and ambition ends fatally, Ann finds herself in a race for answers as the line between arcane and modern blurs.
A haunting and magical mix of genres, The Cloisters is a gripping debut that will leave you in suspense.
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It grabbed me from the first chapter and wouldn’t let go until I was done. Not that it was smashing action, it’s just that the theme is super entertaining, the story of divination with an emphasis on tarot cards, and the story is well written. The ending is a lot less of a big surprise than an ending of, well, it couldn’t/shouldn’t have ended any other way.
Ann Stilwell traded a troubled past in Walla Walla, Washington for a chance to spend the summer working as a curator-trainee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Circumstances beyond his control changed where he would spend his time: instead at The Cloisters, a vast Gothic museum with sprawling gardens and a large collection of medieval art.
There he works with Chief Curator Patrick Roland and another summer intern, Rachel Mondray, who explores the origins of tarot and cards and their earliest relationship, if any, to divination or fortune telling (raising the age-old question of whether all that happens to us humans because we have free will or because every move we make is predetermined).
In the beginning is the triangle of Ann, Rachel and Patrick, the latter of whom is obsessed with the tarot; Add in the center a hippie museum gardener named Leo, a charismatic man whose motives are always suspect. What is the “glue” that holds these four characters together? What mysteries do your past lives hold and how do they affect your future, individually and collectively, and what role, if any, do tarot cards play in your yesterday, today and tomorrow?
The answers unfold slowly and enticingly, along with plenty of intrigue and a few unexpected twists, leaving me turning the pages as quickly as possible and wishing I could finish the book without life’s necessary interruptions. Thank you to the publishers through NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review an early edition of this wonderful book. Highly recommended!
Smart, dark and twisted, this is the story of Ann, a damaged girl from Walla Walla, WA who moves to New York. Through a series of circumstances, he ends up in the wonderful part of the Met Museum known as The Cloisters. Ann’s specialty is so obscure that the possibilities are slim. So if she wants to make it in the city, she has to make it. Ann is a complicated and unreliable character. It’s hard to get to know her and identify with her, but I still supported her.
The glamorous and mysterious characters she meets, from her new best friend Rachel to her mentor Patrick, are less defined, but I think that’s on purpose. The best is the plot. It is composed the same as the miniatures found in the title museum. I also liked the descriptions of the locations where the action takes place. I was fortunate enough to visit The Cloisters often while living in New York and reading this book was like going back there. The subplot on tarot cards was very intriguing. The ending was perfect. A nice read.
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