All Things Cease to Appear
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All Things Cease to Appear

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Late one winter afternoon in the small town of Chosen, New York, professor George Clare knocks on his neighbor’s door with terrible news: he returned from work to find his wife, Catherine, murdered in their bed. Someone took an axe to her head while their three-year-old daughter, Franny, played alone in her room across the hall.

Recent transplants to Chosen, the Clares have not received the warmest welcome; once a thriving dairy farm, their home is haunted by the tragedy that left the former owner’s three sons orphaned and adrift. As one dark secret peels away to reveal others – and as the Clares’ marriage reveals itself to have a sinister darkness that rivals the farm’s history – Elizabeth Brundage offers a rich and complex portrait of the scars that can haunt a community for generations and the dark longings inside each and every one of us that drive us to do inexplicable things.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Elizabeth
Brundage

Elizabeth Brundage graduated from Hampshire College, attended NYU film school, was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and received an MFA as well as a James Michener Award from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, most recently at Skidmore College, where she was visiting writer-in-residence. She lives near Albany in upstate New York.

Elizabeth Brundage graduated from Hampshire College, attended NYU film school, was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and received an MFA as well as a James Michener Award from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, most recently at Skidmore College, where she was visiting writer-in-residence. She lives near Albany in upstate New York.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A portrait of a marriage that never should have been. The wife is trapped in an isolation that will end in madness and havoc. A thriller to be savoured.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
08/03/2016
Publisher
Random House

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