Synopses & Reviews
By the author of the New York Times
bestseller The Postmistress
Maisie Thomas spends every summer at Grange House, a hotel on the coast of Maine ruled by the elegant Miss Grange. In 1896, when Maisie turns 17, her visit marks a turning point. On the morning after her arrival, local fishermen make a gruesome discovery: drowned lovers, found clasped in each others arms. Its only the first in a series of events that casts a shadow over Maisies summer. As she considers the attentions of two very different young men, Maisie also falls under the gaze of Miss Grange, who begins to tell her disturbing stories of her past. Rich with the details, customs, and language of the era, Grange House is a wonderfully atmospheric, page-turning novel of literary suspense and romance.
A “seamless pastiche of favorite 19th-century genres and themes....An enchanting tale by a consummate storyteller.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Rich, meticulous detail and a poets refined yet sensuous ear for language....Manages to partake of all the conventions of Victorian sensibility while maintaining a contemporary intelligence and subtle wit.” —Chicago Tribune
“Pulses with mystery, ghostly melancholy and young passion...Captivating.” —Boston Herald
About the Author
is a graduate of Yale University and New York University, where she received her Ph.D. in Victorian literature. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.