A Grown-up Book Recommendation from EarlyWord Kids

Lisa Von Drasek: Early Word Kids

Yes, I do have a pile of spring 2009 galleys for kids to read and review but I devoted Boxing day to an adult title.

I didn’t mean to. I meant to spend the day cleaning and organizing.

As I was clearing the piles off my desk, I thought, “Where did this come from?”  I checked the description, “Three sisters. Three Tales and a secret as dark as night.”  

Not really my cup of tea, but I’ll give it a try;

Malahide, just north of Dublin. Not so long ago.  Long after the house had been disinfected for new occupants and the bodies rested safely in the ground, people still don’t come near it. ‘Cursed’, whispered the neighborhood gossips and nodded meaningfully.

Before I knew it, the day was gone. I barely stopped to eat and walk the dog. I was trapped in the vortex of this dark, compelling story. Gripping until the very last page.

Moerk weaves a dark suspenseful tale of three sisters, their unbalanced aunt, a seductive storyteller and an honorable civil servant. For more on Moerk, check his Web site.

[Ed. Note: Talia Sherer, Director of Library Marketing for adult books at Macmillan, has some galleys available for EarlyWord readers. You can ask for one by emailing her.

Update, 1/8: thanks to all the request from EarlyWord readers, Talia has now run out of galleys for Darling Jim, but she has galleys of Burnt Shadows. Check her post for information on that title.]


Darling Jim 

Christian Moerk 

  • Hardcover: $25; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (March 31, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0805089470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805089479

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