The Raising

The Raising : Novel

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"Kasischke's writing does what good poetry does--it shows us an alternate world and lulls us into living in it . . . The language catapults us into another plane of existence, one of facade and reflection." --New York Times Book Review

"Haunting, unsettling, and unforgettable, The Raising limns love, longing, belonging and the things we only think we know about life--and yes, death." --Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

From Laura Kasischke, the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of In a Perfect World and The Life Before Her Eyes, comes a hypnotic mystery about one girl's tragic death and the fallout that occurs on her closely-knit college campus. Part Stephen King, part Donna Tartt, and wholly unforgettable, Kasischke's The Raising sets a new standard for hair-raising literary suspense.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 81.28 x 134.62 x 38.1mm | 362.87g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062004786
  • 9780062004789
  • 543,413

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Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourningthe loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sororitysister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably--some say suspiciously--unscathed.

Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession withNicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Tooyoung to die.

Unless she didn't.

Because rumor has it that she's back.
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Review quote

[A] literary page-turner reminiscent of Donna Tartt s Secret History. --Booklist"
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2,351 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (753)
3 34% (801)
2 17% (390)
1 5% (129)
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