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A Spell of Winter

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Awards

Winner of the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"With a handful of characters and rich, ripe prose, Dunmore creates a compelling tale of obsession." Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist

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?An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity.? The Guardian

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"Unsettling love and stifled horror create and then destroy the claustrophobic world of this lush, literary gothic set in turn-of-the-century England....Dunmore's keen, close writing is deserving of Britain's prestigious Orange Prize, which the novel won when it was first published in the U.K. in 1995, and most will enjoy the book as a finely crafted, if disturbing, literary page-turner. " Publishers Weekly

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"A lyrical exploration of the meaning of love and the possibilities of life." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The inaugural winner of England's prestigious Orange Prize, A Spell of Winter is a compelling turn-of-the-century tale of innocence corrupted by secrecy, and the grace of second chances. Cathy and her brother, Rob, have forged a passionate refuge against the terror of loneliness and family secrets, but their sibling love becomes fraught with danger. As Catherine fights free of her dark present and haunting past, the spell of winter that has held her in its grasp begins to break. "Dunmore touches everything: skin, bone, frozen earth." — Los Angeles Times Book Review "[A] literary page-turner." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[A] modern Gothic." — Library Journal

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ISBN:
9780802138767
Author:
Dunmore, Helen
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
FICTION / Family Saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
297
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 lb

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Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802138767 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With a handful of characters and rich, ripe prose, Dunmore creates a compelling tale of obsession."
"Review" by , ?An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity.?
"Review" by , "Unsettling love and stifled horror create and then destroy the claustrophobic world of this lush, literary gothic set in turn-of-the-century England....Dunmore's keen, close writing is deserving of Britain's prestigious Orange Prize, which the novel won when it was first published in the U.K. in 1995, and most will enjoy the book as a finely crafted, if disturbing, literary page-turner. "
"Review" by , "A lyrical exploration of the meaning of love and the possibilities of life."
"Synopsis" by ,
The inaugural winner of England's prestigious Orange Prize, A Spell of Winter is a compelling turn-of-the-century tale of innocence corrupted by secrecy, and the grace of second chances. Cathy and her brother, Rob, have forged a passionate refuge against the terror of loneliness and family secrets, but their sibling love becomes fraught with danger. As Catherine fights free of her dark present and haunting past, the spell of winter that has held her in its grasp begins to break. "Dunmore touches everything: skin, bone, frozen earth." — Los Angeles Times Book Review "[A] literary page-turner." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[A] modern Gothic." — Library Journal
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