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The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden

Label
The bear and the nightingale
Title
The bear and the nightingale
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Arden
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A magical debut novel for readers ofNaomi Novik s Uprooted , Erin Morgenstern s The Night Circus , and Neil Gaiman s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn t mind she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse s most frightening tales. Advance praise for The Bear and the Nightingale An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . A Russian setting adds unfamiliar spice to the story of a young woman who does not rebel against the limits of her role in her culture so much as transcend them. The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic. Robin Hobb A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up. Naomi Novik Haunting and lyrical, The Bear and the Nightingale tugs at the heart and quickens the pulse.I can t wait for her next book. Terry Brooks The Bear and the Nightingale is a marvelous trip into an ancient Russia where magic is a part of everyday life. Todd McCaffrey Enthralling and enchanting I literally couldn t put it down. A wondrous book Tamora Pierce "
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Arden, Katherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.R42
LC item number
B43 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
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  • Young women
  • Good and evil
  • Spirits
  • Magic
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
Label
The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1715809
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496171
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016049526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715809
  • (Sirsi) 1715809
  • (OCoLC)959257996
Label
The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1715809
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496171
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016049526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715809
  • (Sirsi) 1715809
  • (OCoLC)959257996

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