These novels get under the skin of community and family, entertaining as they go.
Bursting with Jan Carson's trademark wit, profound empathy and soaring imagination, The Raptures explores how tragedy can unite a small community - and tear it apart. At its heart is the extraordinary resilience of one young girl. As the world crumbles around her, she must find the courage to be different in a place where conforming feels like the only option available.
Set in an era of superstition, hysteria, and extraordinary change, and inspired by the true events of a doomed summer, Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Dance Tree is an impassioned story of family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, the bestselling author of The Mercies.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave c. Tom de Freston