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Hendrum LINK Site SF FAW (Text) 33500013738364 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF FAW (Text) 33500013738356 New Checked out 06/21/2023

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  • ISBN: 9780593500149
  • ISBN: 059350013X
  • ISBN: 9780593500132
  • Physical Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2023]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "In the early 1900s, a curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town to study faerie folklore, where she discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love. Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on dryadology, the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world's first encylopedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party--much less get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog Shadow, and the Fair Folk to that of friends or lovers. So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hransvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: the dashing and insufferably handsome Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of her research, and utterly confound and frustrate Emily. But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones--the most elusive of all faeries--lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she'll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all--her own heart"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    *Starred Review* Dr. Emily Wilde is a scholar visiting the remote Scandinavian nation of Ljosland to study the Hidden Ones, a species of faerie. She is joined by her faithful dog, Shadow, but otherwise is on her own to focus on her work until her Oxford colleague, the affable and too-handsome Dr. Wendell Bambleby, shows up. He is hoping she will coauthor a paper with him; her superior scholarship will guide the research, while his stellar reputation in the field will add gravitas. But she prefers to work alone. Still, Bambleby remains, doing annoying things like making their shared cabin more homey and making friends with the locals, who warn Emily to let the Hidden Ones stay hidden, despite the havoc they wreak on the town. Told entirely through entries in Emily's research journal, Fawcett's first novel for adults is propelled by the voice of curmudgeonly Emily, whose hard outer shell slowly melts in the face of friendship. The full cast of characters, well-developed faerie lore, and pervasive sense of cold add depth to the delightful proceedings, which include scholarship, yes, but also danger and a hint of romance. Emily is an Amelia Peabody in snowshoes, and readers will be utterly charmed. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Heather Fawcett is the author of the middle-grade novels Ember and the Ice Dragons, The Language of Ghosts, and The School Between Winter and Fairyland, as well as the young adult series Even the Darkest Stars. She has a master’s degree in English literature and has worked as an archaeologist, photographer, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. She lives on Vancouver Island.

Subject: Fairies Fiction
Magic Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Women college teachers Fiction
Cambridge (England) Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fictional Work
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

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