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978-1529920031

The Warm Hands of Ghosts - PREM1ER Edition

The Warm Hands of Ghosts - PREM1ER Edition

by Katherine Arden

Publisher Century

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This listing is for any remaining copies of the March PREM1ER choice, subject to availability following opt-outs. Please note that the availability of a copy is not guaranteed.

The sweeping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden.

'A wonderful clash of fire and ice ... A book you won't want to let go of.' Diana Gabaldon
'A 
spectacular tour de force ... I love this book so much and want everyone to read it!' Naomi Novik
'
Darkly beautiful and deeply humane ... The Warm Hands of Ghosts will stir your heart, and settle into your bones.' Ava Reid
'
Visionary, imaginative and brilliantly written.' Anthony Horowitz
‘This exquisite novel took me over like a haunting ... 
One of the best historical fantasies I've ever read’ Emma Törzs
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World War One, and as shells fall in Flanders, a Canadian nurse searches for her brother believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise in this gripping and powerful historical novel from the bestselling author of 
The Bear and the Nightingale.

January 1918. Laura Iven has been discharged from her duties as a nurse and sent back to Halifax, Canada, leaving behind a brother still fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now home, she receives word of Freddie's death in action along with his uniform -but something doesn't quite make sense. Determined to find out more, Laura returns to Belgium as a volunteer at a private hospital. Soon after arriving, she hears whispers about ghosts moving among those still living and a strange inn-keeper whose wine gives soldiers the gift of oblivion. Could this have happened to Freddie - but if so, where is he?

November 1917. Freddie Iven awakens after an explosion to find himself trapped under an overturned pillbox with an enemy soldier, a German, each of them badly wounded. Against all odds, the two men form a bond and succeed in clawing their way out. But once in No Man's Land, where can either of them turn where they won't be shot as enemy soldiers or deserters? As the killing continues, they meet a man - a fiddler - who seems to have the power to make the hellscape that surrounds them disappear. But at what price?

A novel of breath-taking scope and drama, of compulsive readability, of stunning historical research lightly worn, and of brilliantly drawn characters who will make you laugh and break your heart in a single line, 
The Warm Hands of Ghosts is a book that will speak to readers directly about the trauma of war and the power of those involved to love, endure and transcend it.
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More love for The Warm Hands of Ghosts . . .

'
Immersive and timeless, and an ode to the enduring power of memory.’ Vaishnavi Patel
'A
 page-turner of the highest order ... A haunting, fantastic read!’ Helene Wecker
'I 
absolutely devoured it!' Santa Montefiore
'Wonderful storytelling.
 Inventive, haunting and deeply moving.' Sarah Winman
'An 
exquisite, brilliant gem of a story.’ Conn Iggulden
'Simply 
stunning.' Kate Quinn
‘Absolutely incredible; 
I had chills all through reading it.' Shannon Chakraborty
'Arden’s gripping historical fantasy will
 draw readers in and keep them engaged.' Library Journal, starred review
'Lyrically beautiful prose, a brave heroine and a story shot through with the darkness of war' Daily Mail

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About the Author

Katherine Arden

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France.

Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrolment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature.

After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to serving as a personal tour guide. After a year on the island, she moved to Briançon, France, and spent nine months teaching. She then returned to Maui, stayed for nearly a year, then left again to wander. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know.

She is the author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

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