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The Ghost in the Glass House

Carey Wallace


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In a 1920s seaside town, Clare discovers a mysterious glass house in the backyard of her new summer home. There she falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can’t remember who he was before he died. Their romance is a haven for her from the cruel pranks of her society friends, especially her best friend, Bridget, who can’t wait to grow up and embark on romances of her own. As Clare begins to suspect an affair between her mother and Bridget's father, she retreats to the glass house. But that haven begins to crack when she realizes that Jack has lied to her about his name . . .

From a dazzling and fearless new voice comes a shimmering story full of wonder and mystery, in a world where every character is haunted by lingering ghosts of love.

Praise For The Ghost in the Glass House

"This is a lovely, sweet coming-of-age story."

"Lovely descriptions highlight this story for readers who enjoy a bit of history and mystery with their romance."

"Wallace deftly uses the Spiritualist fervor of the 1920s period setting to populate her novel with characters who are paralyzed by ghosts of the past, both real and metaphorical, and demonstrates the need to balance honoring the past and living in the present."
The Horn Book Magazine

Clarion Books, 9780544022911, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

About the Author

Carey Wallace was raised in small towns in Michigan. She is the author of The Blind Contessa's New Machine, and lives and works in Brooklyn. Visit her at