Coming Soon – The January 2011 edition

The Diviner's Tale cover

The Diviner's Tale cover

The Diviner’s Tale
Bradford Morrow
January 20, 2011
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0547382630
320 pages

The blurb, from goodreads:
Walking a lonely forested valley on a spring morning in upstate New York, having been hired by a developer to dowse the land, Cassandra Brooks comes upon the shocking vision of a young girl hanged from a tree. When she returns with authorities to the site, the body has vanished, leaving in question Cassandra’s credibility if not her sanity. The next day, on a return visit with the sheriff to have another look, a dazed, mute missing girl emerges from the woods, alive and the very picture of Cassandra’s hanged girl.

What follows is the narrative of ever-deepening and increasingly bizarre divinations that will lead this gifted young woman, the struggling single mother of twin boys, hurtling toward a past she’d long since thought was behind her. The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.

When Cassandra’s dark forebodings take on tangible form, she is forced to confront a life spiraling out of control. And soon she is locked in a mortal chess match with a real-life killer who has haunted her since before she can remember.

What caught my interest:
This isn’t my typical book, but there’s something about being led around by the nose via “bizarre divinations” that attracts me. It sounds nifty, and I’m rather hoping that this is handled well, rather than being clunky.


About Jessica

Dork extraordinaire, that's me! An unhealthy knowledge of Star Trek, a love of books, a fondness for purring cats.
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2 Responses to Coming Soon – The January 2011 edition

  1. deannalynnc says:

    There are so many books that are already out and so many series I am trying to catch up on that I can’t keep up with many new releases coming out. I love that you can make time for this!

    • Jessica says:

      Alas, I probably won’t get to this one for quite a while, myself. My tbr list of novels and short stories gets longer every day, too. I do like to keep an eye out on what’s coming up, nonetheless.

      Even if I’m unlikely to read something that’s hot off the presses, at this point, I like knowing what’s coming.

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