We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Afterword by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

The perfect Halloweeny read- creepy tension builds up slowly to a devastating climax. Teenage Mary Katherine lives in a decrepit mansion with her sister and uncle: “The rest of my family is dead.” But then cousin Charles shows up to wreck her perfect home and destroy the family- at least, that’s what she says. But should we believe her?


The Moonflower Vine

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ISBN: 9780061673238
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 24th, 2009

The Moonflower Vine is about a family gathering to celebrate their parents’ marriage. Four girls come of age in Depression-era Missouri; author Jetta Carleton lays bare their secrets, their shames and the love that pulses through their veins. She crafts for them rich interior lives showing how each is touched by and wields passions with the power to redefine their lives. It's one of those special books I just want to press into the hands of everyone I know.


The Nun

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ISBN: 9781609450625
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Published: Europa Editions - December 27th, 2011

The Nun belongs with Italophiles and historical fiction readers. Agata, in love and confined to a nunnery in the 19th century, struggles with her vocation and desire for worldly engagement while politics and social changes stream around her. Hornby includes colorful detail about convent life, Italian religious celebrations and the social customs of the time. What makes the book is Agata's complexity. Sometimes she finds contentment in ritual and a preordained life; other times, she works hard to find a way out. You'll have to read the book to find out her ultimate fate!



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