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Northwood Chronicles

Engstrom, Elizabeth

ISBN 10: 1594147051 / ISBN 13: 9781594147050
Published by Five Star Publishing/Gale, Cengage Learning, New York NY, 2008
Used Condition: As If Never Read Hardcover
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Title: Northwood Chronicles

Publisher: Five Star Publishing/Gale, Cengage Learning, New York NY

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As If Never Read

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Presents stories of the citizens of Vargas County, a place where children under the age of twelve routinely disappear.


“Dark fantasy writer Engstrom (Black Leather) starts on familiar ground, but rapidly turns this “novel in stories” into a genre-blending exploration of love, aging, grief and sacrifice. In Vargas County, children under 12 occasionally vanish, but the locals have long viewed this as a tithe taken by the town in exchange for the happiness of the other residents. Fast-paced, melancholy and beautiful, the overarching narrative binds a collection of good stories into a superb if unconventional novel.

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Engstrom, a skilled horror fiction stylist whose novels include the biographical Lizzie Borden (1991), here gives us a deliciously creepy collection of interrelated stories. White Pines Junction is a quaint, sparsely populated tourist town that, along with its many outdoors-oriented charms, harbors some very dark secrets. Aside from a little-publicized history of hometown thugs and serial killers, the town trades deaths with its garbage dump on a one-for-one citizen-rat basis and hosts a motel whose residents’ nighttime reveries become frighteningly true. Perhaps most disturbing of all, the town is tormented by an epidemic of mysteriously disappearing children. Engstrom’s chilling scenarios will haunt readers’ dreams for days.

—Booklist Review

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