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House of salt and sorrows / Erin A. Craig.

Craig, Erin A., author. (Author).
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Available copies

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

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y CRA (Text) 33500013105739 New Checked out 10/04/2019
Moorhead Public Library Y CRA (Text) 33500013105747 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984831927
  • ISBN: 1984831925
  • ISBN: 9781984831934
  • ISBN: 1984831933
  • Physical Description: 416 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last -- the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge -- and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods. Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sisters' deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who -- or what -- are they really dancing with? When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family -- before it claims her next.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    On an isolated island in a manor overlooking the sea, Annaleigh Thaumas lives with her wealthy father, her young stepmother, and her many sisters. People call the sisters the Thaumas Dozen, but it's a misnomer now: four are dead, lost to illness or strange accidents, and people are beginning to say that the family is cursed. When her littlest sister begins seeing the ghosts of the dead girls, Annaleigh dismisses it as imagination until she, too, finds herself haunted by terrible visions. As she begins to wonder about the deaths—how accidental could they be if her sisters are not at peace?—the living Thaumas girls discover a magical doorway that transports them to lavish parties. As they dance nightly through the soles of their shoes, Annaleigh's nightmarish visions intensify, and she fears the curse may be coming to claim another sister. This moody maritime retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses blends elements of suspense and horror for a gothic twist on a familiar tale. A memorably built world populated with a hauntingly doomed family. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories. After getting her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan, she stage managed tragic operas filled with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky. An avid reader, decent quilter, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in Memphis with her husband and daughter.

erinacraig.com
@Penchant4Words on Twitter and Instagram

Subject: Blessing and cursing > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing.
Death.
Islands.
Sisters.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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