Something dark and evil has awakened.... Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
"A delightful surprise."
The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.
"Interesting story, but very slow..."
Horse-breeder Christopher Mansell has lost his wife and his daughter, as well as his memory of the night they were brutally murdered. He is tormented by the thought that he is to blame. A chance encounter with a fairground diviner and his captive 'son', who is said to talk to the dead, pricks his curiosity. Although originally skeptical, his troubling dreams make finding this boy a necessity and he begins to search him out in the neighboring towns.
Today we’ll meet one of the reigning queens of YA fiction, the delightful Libba Bray – we’ll tell some ghost stories and talk about her new novel, The Diviners. Janis Ian’s soulful music helped make up the soundtrack of our angsty teenage years. Maggie Linton meets her and finds out about her memoir, Society’s Child. And since I am planning a sailing vacation, I thought it might be fun to hear from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, author of the management technique book, It’s Your Ship.
Welcome to the end of the beginning! Of 2013 that is. The winter winds are blowing and it’s a great time to settle in with some great audio books. Here are our favorites from the month of January. Today we’ll meet one of the reigning queens of YA fiction, the delightful Libba Bray – we’ll tell some ghost stories and talk about her new novel, The Diviners. Next, Maggie meets the King of the Brat Pack, Andrew McCarthy and they talk about his journey through life in his book, The Longest Way Home. And we’ll find out how captaining a boat is good practice for captaining your life with It’s Your Ship by Captain D Michael Abrashoff.