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andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvraeand#8212;Lannyand#8212;walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the townand#8217;s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steepand#8212;an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, andlt;iandgt;The Takerandlt;/iandgt; is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

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Alma Katsu's haunting debut novel about an immortal woman involved in a two-hundred-year love triangle with a Puritan settler and a Hungarian count.

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Alma Katsu has a B.A. in Writing from Brandeis University, where she studied under John Irving, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Program. She lives with her husband in Virginia.

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carolb, August 31, 2012 (view all comments by carolb)
I thought this book would be along the same lines and most YA books. But this is NOT an YA book and I mean that with great joy and respect. One of the best parts of this book is trying to figure out what the Hell is going on so I don't want to reveal too much. I would highly suggest it to any adult who enjoys SciFi books, romance books, historical fiction, the genres are almost all covered in this book. The writing is fantastic and engaging. I couldn't put it down!!!
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ISBN:
9781439197059
Subtitle:
Book One of the Taker Trilogy
Author:
Katsu, Alma
Publisher:
Gallery
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110906
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
fancy endpapers; no map (as of 6-29, per
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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