Over in the US from her home on the Isle of Man, British novelist Elizabeth Brooks makes her first Elliott Bay visit for her newest novel, the psychologically rich, compelling tale that is The House in the Orchard (Tin House). A World War II widow inherits an estate house, finding within the diary of an adolescent girl written decades before. Which poses questions not answered.
“Elizabeth Brooks has penned an inspired take on the Gothic novel that would impress Daphne du Maurier and Emily Brontë. Alluring, atmospheric, and deliciously creepy, The House in the Orchard is a wickedly entertaining read.” —Tasha Alexander.
“At turns lush and tangled, with moments of clarity that burst forth from the darkness like shafts of moonlight penetrating a forest canopy, The House in the Orchard represents the finest in gothic fiction. Brooks is a master, enticing the reader forward, one step at a time, but only revealing the path by the light of a candle. Bewitching.” —Erika Robuck.
Elizabeth Brooks’ other novels include The Orphan of Salt Winds and The Whispering House.
Joining Elizabeth Brooks' in conversation will be our longtime friend, bookselling colleague, and one of the best readers around, Pennie Clark Ianniciello." (Promo Copy)