The Winter People Book
Score: 3.5
From 101 Ratings

The Winter People


  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385681469

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The Winter People Excerpt :

West Hall has always been a town of strange disappearances and legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who was found murdered in the field behind her house in 1908, a few short months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie, drove her mad. People say that Sara's ghost still walks after dark, and some leave offerings on their doorstep to keep her from entering their homes uninvited. Now, in present day, Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they remain on the fringes, living off the land without internet or outside interference. But one morning Ruthie wakes up to find that Alice has disappeared without a trace. When she searches the house for clues, she is startled to find a secret compartment beneath the floorboards that contains two objects. One, a gun. And two, a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary. The story the diary tells is one of a mother skating on the edge of sanity, willing to do whatever she can to bring her daughter back even if it means dabbling in dark and dangerous territory. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's death, she discovers that she's not the only one looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

The Winter People Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Winter People


  • Author : Joseph Bruchac
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-07-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1439511829

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The Winter People Excerpt :

As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.

The Invited Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Invited


  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385687072

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The Invited Excerpt :

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it's too late . . . In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia and their teaching jobs to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. As Helen starts carefully sourcing decorative building materials for her home--wooden beams, mantles, historic bricks--she starts to unearth, and literally conjure, the tragic lives of Hattie's descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amidst suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something precious and elusive in the present day.

Promise Not to Tell Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

Promise Not to Tell


  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061827488

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Promise Not to Tell Excerpt :

“McMahon unfurls a whirlwind of suspense...Combining murder mystery and coming-of-age tale with supernatural elements, this taut novel is above all a reflection on the haunting power of memory.” –Entertainment Weekly A woman’s past and present collide in terrifying ways in this explosive debut by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon. Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother, who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl"—was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten. More than just a murder mystery, Jennifer McMahon's extraordinary debut novel, Promise Not to Tell, is a story of friendship and family, devotion and betrayal—tautly written, deeply insightful, beautifully evocative, and utterly unforgettable.

The Winter People Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Winter People


  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher : Press 53 Carolina Classics
  • Release Date : 2017-10-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1941209696

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The Winter People Excerpt :

Reissue of the classic novel The Winter People, scanned from the original 1981 First Edition.

The Night Sister Book
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

The Night Sister


  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385681490

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The Night Sister Excerpt :

A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure. Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself--where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship. Twenty years later, Piper has left all of that behind, until she gets a call from Margot telling her that Amy's been accused of a horrific crime. Piper and Margot will have to confront what truly happened that long-ago summer and all that led up to it--a hidden room, a family drowning in secrets, another pair of sisters each believing the other to be something truly monstrous--in order to understand, and survive, what is happening now.

The Winter People Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Winter People


  • Author : Rebekah L. Purdy
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622663699

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The Winter People Excerpt :

The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.? ? Salome discovers she's a key player in a world she's tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family's property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, he takes Salome's life in a new direction. A direction where she'll have to decide between her longtime crush, Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin, who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

The Winter Girl Book
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

The Winter Girl


  • Author : Matt Marinovich
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385539982

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The Winter Girl Excerpt :

“A marital thriller more scary than Gone Girl." —The Washington Post A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband's obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door. It's wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor's booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor's bedroom turn off. It's clearly a timer . . .but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there's something about that light he can't let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn't felt in a long time. Soon, it's not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can't restart the passion. Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations. Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection.

The Drowning Kind Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Drowning Kind


  • Author : Jennifer McMahon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982153939

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The Drowning Kind Excerpt :

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Sister comes a new work of psychological horror about a therapist who returns to the old family home after her sister drowns in its swimming pool, where she discovers that it has something sinister lurking beneath its surface"--

Lemonade in Winter Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Lemonade in Winter


  • Author : Emily Jenkins
  • Publisher : Anne Schwartz Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375858833

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Lemonade in Winter Excerpt :

A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade--and also lemon-limeade. With a catchy refrain (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE! Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LEMONADE!), plus simple math concepts throughout, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime and classroom use, and is sure to be a hit among the legions of Jenkins and Karas fans. "A beautifully restrained tribute to trust and tenderness shared by siblings; an entrepreneurship how-to that celebrates the thrill of the marketplace without shying away from its cold realities; and a parable about persistence." —Publishers Weekly, Starred

The Winter Station Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Winter Station


  • Author : Jody Shields
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316385329

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The Winter Station Excerpt :

Named a Must-Read Book by the NY Post An aristocratic Russian doctor races to contain a deadly plague in an outpost city in Manchuria - before it spreads to the rest of the world. 1910: people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. Strangely, some of the dead bodies vanish before they can be identified. During a dangerously cold winter in a city gripped by fear, the Baron, a wealthy Russian aristocrat and the city's medical commissioner, is determined to stop this mysterious plague. Battling local customs, an occupying army, and a brutal epidemic with no name, the Baron is torn between duty and compassion, between Western medical science and respect for Chinese tradition. His allies include a French doctor, a black marketeer, and a charismatic Chinese dwarf. His greatest refuge is the intimacy he shares with his young Chinese wife - but she has secrets of her own. Based on a true story that has been lost to history, set during the last days of imperial Russia, THE WINTER STATION is a richly textured and brilliant novel about mortality, fear and love.

The Winter Soldier Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Winter Soldier


  • Author : Daniel Mason
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316477581

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The Winter Soldier Excerpt :

Winner of the Northern California Book AwardA New York Times Editors' Choice PickA Washington Post Notable Book of 2018A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018An NPR Best Book of 2018 National Bestseller "The Winter Soldier brims with improbable narrative pleasures...These pages crackle with excitement... A spectacular success." --Anthony Marra, New York Times Book Review "A dream of a novel... Part mystery, part war story, part romance." --Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

The Winter Horses Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Winter Horses


  • Author : Philip Kerr
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385755436

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The Winter Horses Excerpt :

"Kalinka, a Ukrainian Jewish girl on the run from the Nazis, finds unlikely help from two rare Przewalski horses"--

Winter Garden Book
Score: 4
From 128 Ratings

Winter Garden


  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429938464

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Winter Garden Excerpt :

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

The Winter Wives Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Winter Wives


  • Author : Linden MacIntyre
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2022-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735282070

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The Winter Wives Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A thrilling new psychological drama from Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntrye, weaving threads of crime, disability and dementia together into a tale of unrequited love and delusion. Two old friends, who first met in university, get together for a weekend of golfing: Allan, a football hero, worldly and financially successful, and his quieter friend, nicknamed Byron, lame from a childhood injury, a smart fellow who became a lawyer but who has never left home, staying put so he could care for a mother with Alzheimer's. During a long night of drinking, the fault lines between them start to show. One of the biggest: the two men married sisters, though Allan was the one who walked down the aisle with Peggy, the sister both of them loved, and Byron had to settle for Annie. Out on the course the next morning, Allan suffers a stroke. In one traumatic moment, he loses control of his life, his wife and his business empire, which turns out to have been built on lies and the illegal drug trade. And Byron has to suddenly confront his own weaknesses and strengths, his tangled relationship with Allan and the Winter sisters—both the one he married and the one he thought was the love of his life. No one will anticipate the lengths to which Byron will go to make sense of his life.