The Boneshaker (Paperback)
Clarion Books, 9780547550046, 384pp.
Publication Date: May 23, 2011
Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
About the Author
Kate Milford is the New York Times bestselling author of the Edgar Award-winning, National Book Award nominee Greenglass House, as well as Ghosts of Greenglass House, Bluecrowne, The Boneshaker, The Broken Lands, and The Left-Handed Fate. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise For The Boneshaker…
A 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
"This is one of those books that’s a delight from start to finish, quirky but grounded, with characters you'll fall in love with. While I wish Natalie Minks had been my kid sister so I could have gone off to have adventures with her, this is the next best thing." —Charles de Lint, author of The Blue Girl, Dingo, and Little (Grrl) Lost* "Both impressive and ambitious, Milford’s first novel rarely overreaches as it lays out an eerie and atmospheric vision of early-twentieth-century Americana, electrified by supernatural traces and a generously complex look at good, evil, and the wide swath in between." —Booklist, starred review"The tale is shrouded in mystery and explores themes of gaining confidence and recognizing evil, and Milford’s detail-rich prose makes it all the more haunting." —Publishers Weekly"This unusual story, with elements of folklore, tall tales and steampunk, has rich details of small-town America in the early 20th century as well as the impact of budding technology. Natalie is a well-drawn protagonist with sturdy supporting characters around her. The tension built into the solidly constructed plot is complemented by themes that explore the literal and metaphorical role of crossroads and that thin line between good and evil."—Kirkus Reviews