Catherine

By April Lindner
(Poppy Books, Hardcover, 9780316196925, 309pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“Following Jane, a new look at the classic Jane Eyre, the second Bront' retelling by Lindner is Catherine, a contemporary version of the masterpiece Wuthering Heights. Lindner reinvents the mystery of the original, and many of its odd, unanswered questions are addressed and overcome. Lindner cuts to the heart of the original story, pulling out the themes and character dynamics that make up the foundation and then expertly twists them. I absolutely loved it!”
-- Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI


Description
"A forbidden romance. A modern mystery. "Wuthering Heights" as you've never seen it before."
Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad's famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years -- a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn't die: She "disappeared." Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her -- starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.
Told in two voices, twenty years apart, "Catherine "interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a captivating modern mystery.



About the Author
April Lindner's first poetry collection, Skin, received the Walt MacDonald First Book Prize from Texas Tech University Press. Her novel Jane, a modernization of Jane Eyre, was published by Poppy (Little, Brown) in 2010; Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights, is forthcoming in 2013. A professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, April lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania, with her husband and sons.
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