Friday, April 04, 2008

Bookseller's Choice: Jem Poster's COURTING SHADOWS

From Booknotes, the newsletter of the fabulous Elliott Bay Book Co. in downtown Seattle: "The year is 1881: Young architect John Stannard is sent from London to a rural part of England to make repairs on the village church. Tearing down walls, burning the pews, and unearthing the dead, Stannard pays no heed to the voices of protest that surround him. While not at work he devotes himself to emotionally tormenting a beautiful young local girl by the name of Ann Rosewell. Jem Poster presents a scathing look at the battleground between the sacred and profane. Thought provoking, coolly elegant, and rich in detail, this novel is sure to be a success." -J. Ditzel

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