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Memory and Dream (Newford #5) by Charles de Lint—2007 by Orb Books ~ John Howe

Memory and Dream (Newford #5) by Charles de Lint—Hardcover, 1994 by Tor Books ~ Art: John Howe

Memory and Dream (Newford #5) by Charles de Lint—1995 by TOR Fantasy ~ Art: John Howe

Memory and Dream (Newford #5) by Charles de Lint—1995 by Pan Books, Art: Hohn Howe

Memory and Dream (1994) — The fifth book in Chronological order.

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Isabelle artist Vincent Rushkin, she discovered she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she turned her back on her talent -- and on her dreams.

Now, her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams and bring the magic back to life. ~ Goodreads | Memory and Dream (Newford, #5)






Supernatural / Mythical Elements[]



Characters What About
Isabelle Copely Starving artist finds that her paintings free ancient spirits: Numena
Kathy Mully student; English major Isabelle's friend & roommate at Butler U; dream of being a writer;
Vincent Adjani Rushkin teacher Isabelle's cruel teacher
Jilly Coppercorn art student fellow student with Izzy; mad how police treated Rochelle after raped;
Geordie Riddell
Prof Chiora  Art Prof Thinks 
Alan Grant student; English major quiet, gangly; dream: own small literary press; good writer;
Albina art Gallery owner agreed to show some of Izzy's work
Rochelle Peter's girlfriend gang-raped, mistreated by PD, Jilly mad; Izzy wanted her for a model;
John Sweetgrass

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Cover Artists[]

  • John Howe — 1994-HC & 1995-Pb by Tor, 1995 by Pan, 2007 by Orb

~ Source: ISFdb: Memory & Dream

Publishing Information[]

Publishers: Tor Books, TOR Fantasy, Pan Books, Orb Books

  • Hardcover, First Ed., 400 pages, Pub: October 1st 1994 by Tor Books—ISBN:0312855729
  • Paperback, 591 pages, Pub: October 28th 1995 by TOR Fantasy—ISBN: 0812534077
  • Paperback, 688 pages, Pub: 1995 by Pan Books—ISBN: 0330339591
  • Paperback, 400 pages, Pub: February 20th 2007 by Orb Books—ISBN: 0765316781

~ Source: Goodreads | Memory and Dream

First Sentences[]

Katharine Mully had been dead for five years and two months, the morning Isabelle received the letter from her. ~ Shelfari

Plot (may have Spoilers)[]


Goodreads | Memory and Dream Quotes by Charles de Lint


  • Nominations Below Cutoff: 1995 Hugo—Best Novel
  • 5th: 1995 Locus—Best Fantasy Novel
  • Preliminary Nominees: 1996 Nebula—Novel


Lists That Contain Memory and Dream (Newford, #5) by Charles de Lint ~ GR


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