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Lone Women

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Adelaide Henry carries an enormous locked steamer trunk with her wherever she goes. It’s locked because when the trunk opens, people around Adelaide disappear. It’s 1915 and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret has killed her parents, forcing her to flee California for a new life in Montana. Dragging the trunk with her, she becomes one of the “lone women,” accepting the government’s offer of free land for those who can tame it—except Adelaide isn’t alone. And the secret she’s kept locked away might be the key to her survival.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Victor
LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of eight works of fiction: five novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories. His novels have been included in best-of-the-year lists by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly, among others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and kids and teaches at Columbia University. Photo Credit:Teddy Wolff

Victor LaValle is the author of eight works of fiction: five novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories. His novels have been included in best-of-the-year lists by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly, among others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and kids and teaches at Columbia University. Photo Credit:Teddy Wolff

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Lone Women is a perfect combination of horror, mystery, and western, populated with fierce women. Our whole Readers’ Advisory department tore through this title and can’t stop recommending it. It was a finalist for the 2023 Oklahoma Book Award. Moreover, it deals with gender related issues that are still relevant today.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
21/03/2023
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Publisher
One World, Penguin Random House
Nominating Library
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