Peternelle van Arsdale, The Cold Is in Her Bones and Liz Byrne, The Grave Keepers

THE COLD IS IN HER BONESPeternelle van Arsdale, The Cold Is in Her Bones

Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.

Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.

Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new PETERNELLE VAN ARSDALE secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is a novel about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.

Peternelle van Arsdale is a book editor, essay and short story writer, and the author of The Beast Is an Animal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on her third novel. Visit her at PeternellevanArsdale.com.

 

 

 

Liz Byrne, The Grave KeepersTHE GRAVE KEPPERS

Lately, Athena Windham has been spending all her spare time in her grave.

Her parents—owners of a cemetery in Upstate New York—are proud of her devoutness, but her younger sister, Laurel, would rather spend her time exploring the forest that surrounds the Windham’s’ property than in her own grave.

The Windham girls lead secluded lives—their older sister died in a tragic accident and their parents’ protectiveness has made the family semi-infamous.

As the new school year begins, the outside world comes creeping in through encounters with mean girls, a new friend, and a runaway boy hiding out in the cemetery. Meanwhile, a ghost hangs around the Windham propertyLIZ BYRNE—the only grave keeper never to cross over—plotting how to keep the sisters close to home and close to her . . . forever.

Elizabeth Byrne grew up in New Jersey and earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can find her on Twitter @heylizbyrne. 

 

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
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Odyssey Bookshop
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South Hadley, MA 01075
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 22nd, 2019

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