O.K. This was a serious case of COVER LOVE for me.
I mean really. It's sooo pretty.
Just to be fair though...I did read the synopsis and the story
does seem GREAT...but LOOK at this COVER!
Title: The Vanishers
Author: Hiedi Julavits
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Expected Release Date: March 13th, 2012
From the acclaimed
novelist and The Believer editor HEIDI JULAVITS, a wildly imaginative
and emotionally intense novel about mothers, daughters, and the psychic
damage women can inflict on one another. Is the bond between mother and
daughter unbreakable, even by death? Julia Severn is a student at an
elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, the legendary Madame
Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, refuses to pass the torch to her young
disciple. Instead, she subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving
her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns,
and Julia gains power, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic
attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment. Julia
retreats to a faceless job in Manhattan. But others have noted Julia's
emerging gifts, and soon she's recruited to track down an elusive
missing person—a controversial artist who might have a connection to her
mother. As Julia sifts through ghosts and astral clues, everything she
thought she knew of her mother is called into question, and she
discovers that her ability to know the minds of others—including her
own—goes far deeper than she ever imagined. As powerful and
gripping as all of Julavits's acclaimed novels, The Vanishers is a
stunning meditation on grief, female rivalry, and the furious power of a
That cover is crazy, but the synopsis looks great! Might have to add this one to my list! Great post.ReplyDelete
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Ali @Ali's Bookshelf