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Starling House

Author: Alix E. Harrow

Starling House

Starling House

About This Book

A new novel from New York Times Bestselling author Alix Harrow, Starling House is a contemporary Kentucky Gothic about a small town haunted by the history it can't quite...

Page Count
400
Genre
On Sale
10/31/2023

Book Details

A new novel from New York Times Bestselling author Alix Harrow, Starling House is a contemporary Kentucky Gothic about a small town haunted by the history it can't quite seem to bury, and the canny, mean, clever young woman who finds herself drawn to the house that sits at the crossroads of it all.
No one in Eden remembers when Starling House was built. But everyone agrees that it's best to let the house—and its last lonely heir—go to rot.
Starling House is uncanny and ugly and fully of secrets, just like its heir. Opal knows better than to mess with haunted houses or brooding men, but it might be a chance to get her brother out of Eden.

It feels dangerously like something she's never had: a home.

But Opal isn't the only one interested in the house, or the horrors and wonders that lie beneath it. If Opal wants a home, she'll have to fight for it. She'll have to dig up her family's ugly history and let herself dream of a better future. She'll have to go down, down into Underland, and claw her way back to the light.

Also by Alix E. Harrow

Fractured Fables series
A Spindle Splintered
A Mirror Mended


Other Works
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Once and Future Witches

Imprint Publisher

Tor Books

ISBN

9781250799050

In The News

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

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