Daughter of Black Lake

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Riverhead Books
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5.1 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Cathy Marie Buchanan's previous novels, The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still, were both New York Times bestsellers, with The Painted Girls named a best book of the year by NPR, Good Housekeeping, and Goodreads. Buchanan's work has been translated into nine languages. She lives in Toronto.


Praise for Daughter of Black Lake

"Far-off history comes to life in this story of two generations of women. In Iron Age Britain, a rapidly changing world threatens a mother's dreams, while her daughter searches for the strength within herself to protect their way of life." --Entertainment Weekly's "Fabulous Fall Reads"

"Evocative, meticulously researched. History truly comes to life." --Parade's "Fall's Best New Historical Fiction"

"Buchanan has crafted an engrossing novel awash in historical atmosphere. From religious beliefs to culture clashes to social stratification and the activities of daily life, Buchanan immerses readers in Roman Britain in this beautifully emotive tale of family, community, and love." --Booklist (starred review)

"Immersive . . . Buchanan's descriptions of pagan rituals are fully realized and provide a haunting, engaging backdrop. . . . Fans of thoughtful, inventive historical fiction will enjoy this transporting novel." --Publishers Weekly

"In this evocative, meticulously researched novel, Cathy Marie Buchanan creates a world of dark magic and haunting mystery, brutality, and beauty. History comes to life on every page." --Christina Baker Kline, The New York Times-bestselling author of The Exiles

"In a tale that feels at once classic and fresh, Buchanan brings her trademark grace and attention to detail to this luminous story of a mother and daughter in first-century Britannia. Daughter of Black Lake is a thoughtful, compelling novel, a true pleasure to read." --Therese Anne Fowler, The New York Times-bestselling author of A Good Neighborhood

"Evocative and deftly paced . . . transporting us to a time and place we have not lived, yet somehow recognize . . . A historical page-turner that's the perfect antidote for our uncertain times." --Brunonia Barry, The New York Times-bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal