The Infinite Now

The Infinite Now A well woven tapestry of history character and charming mystery Kirkus ReviewsToday Show Winter Book SelectionWinner Fiction LGTBQ American Book Fest th Annual Best Book AwardsFinalist Fiction F

  • Title: The Infinite Now
  • Author: Mindy Tarquini
  • ISBN: 9781943006342
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • A well woven tapestry of history, character, and charming mystery Kirkus ReviewsToday Show Winter Book SelectionWinner, Fiction LGTBQ American Book Fest 14th Annual Best Book AwardsFinalist, Fiction Fantasy American Book Fest 14th Annual Best Book AwardsIn flu ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, Fiora Vicente, the freshly orphaned and forward thinking daughter of the l A well woven tapestry of history, character, and charming mystery Kirkus ReviewsToday Show Winter Book SelectionWinner, Fiction LGTBQ American Book Fest 14th Annual Best Book AwardsFinalist, Fiction Fantasy American Book Fest 14th Annual Best Book AwardsIn flu ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, Fiora Vicente, the freshly orphaned and forward thinking daughter of the local fortune teller, has goals She has ambitions But when faced with a future she hasn t planned, she has second thoughts and casts her community into a stagnant bubble of time.Inside the bubble, life among Fiora s superstitious neighbors continues, but nothing progresses, swamped by a steady stream of unspent seconds As the pressure builds Fiora realizes she must find the courage to collapse the bubble or risk trapping her dreams in an unbearable, unyielding, and infinite Now.

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    • You may also find this review on the blog.This book, this book Every once in a while I pick up something completely original and truly unexpected. The Infinite Now was and is exactly that. A rare and beautifully welcomed surprise that held my interest and captivated me on all fronts.In the heart of a small Italian immigrant community in Philadelphia the influenza is sweeping through at an unforgiving rate, leaving many orphans and deaths in its wake. Among them is young Fiora Vicente, the modern [...]


    • If you’re choosing a book by its cover you may bypass this one, so make sure instead you pick it up for the story.This novel was gritty, magical, enlightening and frustrating in the best way+ characters, personal growth, and a touch of fairy tales. I absolutely recommend this to any history or magical realism lover.


    • DNF @ 40%While the concept and set-up of The Infinite Now are really good; the actual execution of story is so boring. I can't believe I was only at 40% when I stopped reading this as it felt like the story should be almost over. By 40% I felt like I had been reading for thousands of pages (even though it was only just over 100 pages in reality). The PlotIt's really unfortunate as the concept is quite god. Our lead gal has lost her parents due to the influenza outbreak during war time in London. [...]


    • Uplifting, heartbreaking and passionate - Tarquini hits all the right noteFiora Is orphaned at the cusp between childhood and the first flush of womanhood, thrown onto the dangerous mercies of an Italian village transplanted to South Philadelphia on the eve of Wild War I. Here she must find her way through an uncertain future - until she inadvertently traps herself, and her neighbors, in a stagnant bubble of time. Reminiscent of Kings’ Needful Things, The Infinite Now is a coming of age story [...]


    • The Infinite Now, written by Mindy Tarquini is an interesting book which seems to cross a few genres. It might not technically fit as a historic fiction, but given the amount of research the author apparently did, it is hard not to see the parallel. I don’t want you to take my word for this, I’ll try to explain what parts of the book seem to work and what do not and why so you can decide for yourself. Comments are always welcomed.Mindy Tarquini is a talented author and while you may not feel [...]


    • Fiora Vicente is only 15 when her parents die, just two of the millions of deaths from the 1918-1919 influenza outbreak. She’s left with an elderly gentleman who’s well-respected in their Italian-immigrant society. But as the daughter of a fortune-teller, Fiora is treated with suspicion and fear by others in the Philadelphia community. Frustrated and lonely, Fiora has trouble adjusting. When her mother’s old-world curtain casts an upside-down image from the street market across her room, F [...]


    • The world and it's problems have just gotten to me lately, and what a pleasure it was to read this book and be transported to another time, another life. Magical and mystical. aAnd, for some unknown reason, I felt like I had come home after a long absence, while reading it. Simply, a remarkable tale of the human struggle and of miracles.


    • Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review but this book just really, really wasn't for me. I definitely have a its-not-you-its-me situation going on right now - DNF


    • Fiora Vicente, the daughter of an Italian immigrant fortune teller, loses her parents to the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and is taken to live with a friend of the family in a tenement house. She takes possession of a magical curtain that allows her to see five minutes into the future. Afraid that the old man who has taken her in will die, she creates a bubble around the house to keep time from progressing. Meanwhile, a frightening healer seeks to entrap Fiora and take the curtain.A fascinating [...]


    • Find this review and others like it at The Literary PhoenixDisclaimerI received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to NetGalley and Sparkpress for this opportunityI have a lot of really mixed feelings about The Infinite Now.On one hand, it was undeniably a really interesting book.  On the other hand, it reminded me of a mess of yarn tangled on the floor after my kitten is done playing with it.  There are a lot of ideas and characters and intertwining storie [...]


    • I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.The plot summary did seem interesting when I requested this book, but the execution wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. The language seems a bit too flowery, and the excessive use of words made me feel like I was choking on the author's thoughts. The characters were nicely described, and the old man, Fiora Vicente, Carlo, Benedetta, the Lattanzi children seemed interesting. If not for the writing style, I would have persevered to the end of the bo [...]


    • ----------"The future was too large to fathom, the past too heavy to bear, the present always there and infinite, and none of it had any answers."----------If only this book hadn't tried to be so many thingsThe author is clearly very talented. There were many points in the book where I had to reread the sentences uttered by her characters aloud, because they were so graceful and poignant and spot-on. Unfortunately, those were matched by the sentences I had to reread because I either couldn't bel [...]


    • I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book. The Infinite Now is the second novel of Mindy Tarquini and my introduction to this author. The story takes place in 1918, in a Philadelphia that is being destroyed by the influenza flu. Within this historically setting, Tarquini introduces Fiora Vicente. Fiora is an Italian immigrant who recently lost her parents. She now has to navigate the world as an orphan and added to t [...]


    • This is a book that blurs the boundaries of several genres, and does so quite successfully. Set in Philadelphia in 1918 at the height of the flu epidemic, this is the story of Fiora, the recently orphaned daughter of a local fortune teller. Armed only with her mother's magical curtain, she winds up in the home of a local shoemaker, and gradually finds the beginning of a new family. When the magic curtain reveals a danger to her new guardian, Fiora somehow encapsulates the area in a magical bubbl [...]


    • In Philadelphia during WWI, Fiora Vicente, the daughter of a fortune-teller, is left orphaned by the influenza pandemic of 1918. She's taken in by an old shoemaker and befriends a young man, Carlo, and the pregnant wife of a WWI soldier. But outside their building, she is the target of fear and scorn. Many blame her for the deadly sickness ripping through their immigrant Italian neighborhood. And she's not so sure that she isn't responsible. One day, she witnesses the old man having a heart atta [...]


    • Dare to be driven into a time of horrific, torturous and dire circumstances of a period in Philadelphia in 1918 ravaged with influenza and the absence of a majority of the male population in a time of war. Small children abandoned by death is no stranger, nor is small children caring for dying parents. Intertwined in the trying times is a fantasy story of a girl who is struggling to figure out if she has supernatural capabilities like the mother she loves and misses dearly, in a world where she [...]


    • It was actually kind of fun to escape the daily grind and transport to another time and place in reading this book and the author does a great job with the story. Fiora Vicente is the daughter of an Italian immigrant fortune teller. She loses her parents to the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and is taken to live with a friend of the family in a tenement house. Fiora takes possession of a magical curtain that allows her to see five minutes into the future. Fiora is afraid that the old man who has t [...]


    • This is not a book I'd have chosen on my own, but I'm glad I read it for work. It's a mix of fantasy and historical fiction with an angsty YA feel, even though it's not marketed as such. In a nutshell: In flu-besieged 1918 Philadelphia, the local fortune-teller's daughter gets stuck in a feverish time bubble and has to figure her way out as the death toll mounts. The plot kept it interesting for me even when the uneven writing had me rejoicing in one beautifully crafted passage and rolling my ey [...]



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