The third novel from Brunonia Barry, author of the international bestseller, The Lace Reader.
Brunonia Barry returns with this remarkable novel which centers on a banshee, a legendary fairy woman.
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Praise for Brunonia Barry:
'An unusual and beguiling literary thriller about a fascinating family of women. The setting of the tight-knit Salem community, still haunted by a heritage of witchcraft and persecution, is marvellously evoked. Enchanting, whimsical and menacing by turns and with a brightly drawn oddball cast it's an exhilarating and ultimately uplifting read.' Rachel Hore, 'The Memory Garden'
'A gorgeously written literary novel that's also a doozy of a thriller, capped with a jaw-dropping denouement that will leave even the most careful reader gasping … a major feat' Chicago Tribune
'Gripping … a marvellously bizarre cast of characters (living and dead) in a uniquely colorful town' Washington Post
'[A] richly imagined saga of passion, suspense and magic' Time
'Blithe and creepy in equal measure. [Barry] captures [Salem] evocatively and often wittily. What is real in "The Lace Reader"? What is not? … There are clues planted everywhere …' New York Times
'A spine-tingler … "The Lace Reader" is tailor-made for a boisterous night at the book club' PeopleAbout the Author:
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brunonia Barry studied literature and creative writing at Green Mountain College in Vermont and at the University of New Hampshire. After nearly a decade in Hollywood, Barry returned to Massachusetts where, along with her husband, she founded an innovative company that creates award-winning word, visual and logic puzzles. Happily married, Barry lives with her husband and her 12-year old Golden Retriever named Byzantium.
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