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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Winters, Cat.
The cure for dreaming / by Cat Winters.
pages cm
Summary: In Portland, Oregon, in 1900, seventeen-year-old Olivia Mead, a suffragist, is hypnotized by the intriguing young Henri Reverie, who is paid by her father to make her more docile and womanly but who, instead, gives her the ability to see people's true natures, while she secretly continues fighting for women's rights. Includes timeline and historical photographs.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-4197-1216-6 (hardback)
[1. Supernatural—Fiction. 2. Suffragists—Fiction. 3. Hypnotism—Fiction. 4. Fathers and daughters—Fiction. 5. Portland (Or.)—History—20th century—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.W76673Cur 2014
[Fic]—dc23
2014012019

Text copyright © 2014 Catherine Karp
Book design by Maria T. Middleton

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For Carrie,

MY SISTER AND LIFELONG BEST FRIEND.

KEEP SHINING.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: A CHARMED INDIVIDUAL

CHAPTER TWO: WOMANHOOD PERFECTED

CHAPTER THREE: UNLADYLIKE DREAMS

CHAPTER FOUR: THE CURE

CHAPTER FIVE: THE WORLD THE WAY IT TRULY IS

CHAPTER SIX: THE SILENCER

CHAPTER SEVEN: ROTTEN

CHAPTER EIGHT: MR. RHODES

CHAPTER NINE: DEAR, DARLING DAUGHTER

CHAPTER TEN: “EYES UNCLEAN AND FULL OF HELL-FIRE”

CHAPTER ELEVEN: DELICIOUS

CHAPTER TWELVE: YELLOW-RIBBON GIRLS

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: PERCY'S TEETH

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: A RESPONSIBLE WOMAN

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: ALL IS NOT WELL

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE WHITEHEAD GAG

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: VILE SUFFRAGE

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: TRANSGRESSIONS

CHAPTER NINETEEN: A PLAN

CHAPTER TWENTY: DES PARTENAIRES QUI S'EMBRASSENT

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: INNER WORKINGS

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: THE LOWEST FLAME

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: ELECTION DAY

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: A REMEDY FOR REVERIES

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: SILENCE

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: A QUIET VIGIL

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: AWAKE UNTO ME

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

WHEN AND WHERE U.S. WOMEN GAINED FULL SUFFRAGE

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PORTLAND, OREGON—OCTOBER 31, 1900

he Metropolitan Theater simmered with the heat of more than a thousand bodies packed together in red velvet chairs. My nose itched from the lingering scent of cigarette smoke wafting off the gentlemen's coats—a burning odor that added to the sensation that we were all seated inside a beautiful oven, waiting to be broiled. Even the cloud of warring perfumes hanging over the audience smelled overcooked, like toast gone crisp and black.

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