The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

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"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners--mother, son, and daughter--are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 40.64mm | 476.27g
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1594484465
  • 9781594484469
  • 40,150

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"The best book I read this year." -Stephen King for "Entertainment Weekly" "Deliciously creepy...a ghost story as intelligent as it is stylish" -"The Washington Post" "Sarah Waters is an excellent, evocative writer, and this is an incredibly gripping and readable novel." -"The New York Times Book Review" (editor's choice) "A classic gothic page-turner." -"USA Today"
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About Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta's best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London.
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Rating details

30,407 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 16% (4,969)
4 36% (10,889)
3 33% (10,133)
2 12% (3,537)
1 3% (879)
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