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The invited / by Jennifer McMahon.

McMahon, Jennifer, 1968- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library MCM (Text) 33500013054200 New Checked out 10/04/2019
Moorhead Public Library MCM (Text) 33500013054184 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site MCM (Text) 33500013054192 New Checked out 10/02/2019
Red Lake Falls Public Library MCM (Text) 35500006162752 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385541381
  • ISBN: 0385541384
  • ISBN: 9780385687065
  • ISBN: 0385687060
  • Physical Description: 353 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it's too late... In 1924, a young mother, Hattie Breckenridge, is hanged from a tree in her yard by the town mob, accused of a crime that was actually committed by her daughter. Nearly a century later, a young married couple, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia to begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams on the same forty-four acres of rural land where Hattie once lived. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by Hattie's story and the tragic legend of her descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amid suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something elusive and dangerous in the present day." -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    *Starred Review* Helen and Nate Wetherall are building their dream house in Hartsboro, Vermont, on property complete with a bog (to ignite Nate's naturalist curiosity) and the ruins of an ancient house (to give Helen the connection with history she craves). When Helen digs into Hartsboro's history, she finds a dark story. In 1924, local "witch" Hattie Breckenridge was lynched in the Wetheralls' bog. As the dream house takes shape, Hattie's ghost appears, urging Helen to look into the fate of Hattie's daughter, Jane. Lured into the mystery, Helen discovers violent deaths in each generation of Hattie's female descendants. One by one, Helen collects pieces of the buildings where they died, determined to bring Hattie's girls together in the new house. Olive, a local teen, is drawn to the bog to search for the treasure Hattie is said to have hidden there. Olive and her mother dreamed of finding the treasure together, and it's Olive's last connection to her mother, who abandoned Olive and her father without a word. But Nate and Helen's arrival threatens to banish that connection, prompting Olive to dive into a dangerous investigation of her mother's final days in Hartsboro. McMahon's siren-like ghosts use Helen to build their own home to haunt, and the resulting blend of ghost story and modern mystery is flawlessly compelling and evocative. A masterful twist on the haunted-house story. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer McMahon is the author of nine novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Winter People and Promise Not to Tell. She graduated from Goddard College and studied poetry in the MFA writing program at Vermont College.

Subject: Haunted houses > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Ghost.
Genre: Ghost stories.
Ghost storeis.
Ghost stories.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Ghost storeis.
Suspense fiction.

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