Starling House: A Reese's Book Club Pick

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Price
$28.99  $26.96
Publisher
Tor Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250799050

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About the Author

Alix E. Harrow is the Hugo Award winning author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction. Her Fractured Fables series, beginning with the novella A Spindle Splintered, has been praised for its refreshing twist on familiar fairy tales. A former academic and adjunct, Harrow lives in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids

Reviews

"This book has everything you could possibly want this fall...a cursed town, a haunted house, a vivid & eerie setting--plus, characters willing to risk everything." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club October '23 Pick)

"Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent, and Starling House, with its gentle reassurances of the homes we make and the love we deserve, is more than satisfying. It's pure loveliness in book form." --Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

"Gorgeous, poignant, and honest--an unforgettable read." --Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

"As knife-edged and sharp as its protagonist...A smart, spectacular contemporary Gothic that will leave its roots in you and linger in your dreams." --Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians

"Harrow's lyrical prose propels this contemporary Southern gothic, offering an atmospheric fairy tale with delightfully jagged-edged characters." -EW.com

"From Ten Thousand Doors of January to A Mirror Mended, Alix E. Harrow is a fantasy author who just does not miss. This magical, heartfelt haunted house tale is no different." --Paste Magazine

"As sumptuous and romantic as it is sinister, Alix E. Harrow's foray into Southern gothic literature is a perfect book to ring in the start of spooky season." -Polygon

"Harrow's The Ten Thousand Doors of January is one of those books where people who've read it fall all over themselves to push into other readers' hands (I am one such person) and her growing legion of devoted readers will be happy to know that Starling House is a full-bore masterpiece." -LitHub

"Starling House will no doubt take its place alongside fiction's most memorable haunted houses."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Harrow's mash-up of twisted fairy tales and Southern gothic fiction is a haunting story of longing, lies, and generational curses." --Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Alix E. Harrow

"Devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories, and the realm-cracking power of words." --Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author, on The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"One of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read." --Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author, on The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"I couldn't put it down." --Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M, on The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"One for the favorites shelf... Here is a book to make you happy when you gently close it. Here you will find wonder and questions and an unceasingly gorgeous love of words which compasses even the shape a letter makes against a page." --NPR on The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word, and the power of many kinds of love." --Kirkus Reviews on The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"A breathtaking book-brilliant and raw and dark and complicated. It's also, to be blunt, uncannily relevant." --Sarah Gailey, author of Magic for Liars, on The Once and Future Witches

"This book is an amazing bit of spellcraft and resistance so needed in our times, and a reminder that secret words and ways can never be truly and properly lost, as long as there are tongues to speak them and ears to listen." --P. Djèlí Clark, author of The Black God's Drums, on The Once and Future Witches

"This is a delightful, satisfying novel, a tale of women's battle for equality, of fairy tales twisted into wonderfully witchy spells, of magics both large and small, and history re-imagined. All of it is told in Alix Harrow's exquisite language and with her vivid characterizations-a great pleasure to read." --Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches, on The Once and Future Witches

"A brilliant dazzle of a book. This story of sisters and witches, memory and power cracked open my heart and set down roots there. I devoured it in enormous gulps, and utterly loved it." --Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians, on The Once and Future Witches

"A love letter to folklore and the rebellious women of history." --Publishers Weekly, on The Once and Future Witches