Martine Fournier Watson

Martine Fournier Watson is originally from Montreal, Canada, where she earned her master’s degree in art history after a year in Chicago as a Fulbright scholar. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. The Dream Peddler is her first novel.

Find Martine on her website, or follow her on Twitter @MFournierWatson.


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    The Dream Peddler
    Martine Fournier Watson



The Dream Peddler
“Themes of coming and going, holding on and letting go, permeate this highly engaging, captivating, and, yes, dream-infused story.”


“Watson populates her novel with a vibrant cast and does an excellent job of capturing the loneliness and repression of small-town life. This is a winning novel with broad appeal.”

Publishers Weekly

“The novel flies by, with its heart in its well-developed characters and its spark from the touch of magic. Evie’s quest [...] is poignant and realistic, and Watson’s beautiful yet clear language brings her quiet emotion and loss to life. THE DREAM PEDDLER digs into the lies we tell ourselves and asks what it means to confront the truth at the root of our most impossible dreams.”


“Watson has [created] a compelling story focused on the concepts of imagination, identity, and accountability. Her characters are complex and well rounded, and her setting [...] is an evocative mix of idyllic and repressed. With some lovely prose, intense imagery, and deft handling of magical realism, THE DREAM PEDDLER is a strong debut from an impressive new artist [...] A haunting and evocative story of strength and weakness in the face of devastating loss.”

Shelf Awareness

“THE DREAM PEDDLER is like a sweet dream that you don’t want to forget [...] [It] effortlessly walks the line between that which is real and familiar and that which is extraordinary and new [...] Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fascinating.”