The Lace Reader (Compact Disc)

By Brunonia Barry, Alyssa Bresnahan (Performed by)

HarperAudio, 9780061661556, 10pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/28/2008)
Paperback (8/18/2009)
Hardcover (7/29/2008)
Paperback (9/1/2007)
Paperback, Large Print (7/29/2008)

List Price: 39.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“The Lace Reader is a suspenseful intense read that thoughtfully mixes New England history and lore with the present. This is a one-sitting, must-discuss-afterward type of book!”
— Angela Rodman, Third Street Books, McMinnville, OR
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August 2008 Indie Next List

“Set in past and present Salem, Massachusetts, the story takes off immediately, interspersing splendid detail about the history of lace makers, as well as the famous witch trials, with the modern story of a family's intricate history. The novel is packed with interesting characters (including modern witches) and many plot lines, which come together magnificently at the conclusion. A truly amazing and riveting read.”
— Karen M. Frank, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
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Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“Set in past and present Salem, Massachusetts, the story takes off immediately, interspersing splendid detail about the history of lace makers, as well as the famous witch trials, with the modern story of a family's intricate history. The novel is packed with interesting characters (including modern witches) and many plot lines, which come together magnificently at the conclusion. A truly amazing and riveting read.”
— Karen M. Frank, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
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Description

Every gift has a price . . . Every piece of lace has a secret . . .

My name is Towner Whitney. No, That's not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time . . .

Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light. The Lace Reader is a mesmerizing tale that spirals into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths in which the reader quickly finds it's nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction, but as Towner Whitney points out early on in the novel, "There are no accidents.