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A Spell of Winter (original 1995; edition 2001)
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (1995)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802138764, Paperback)
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
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:05 -0400)
"Catherine and her brother, Rob, do not know why they have been abandoned by their parents. In the house of their grandfather, 'the man from nowhere, ' they forge a passionate refuge for themselves against the terror of family secrets, and while the world outside moves to the brink of war, their sibling love becomes fraught with dangers."--Jacket.
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