Join us for a reading with author Alix E. Harrow, who will read from her new novel, Starling House, in a special preview event. A conversation with audiobook narrator Natalie Naudus will follow. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: A gorgeously modern gothic fantasy from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January.
I dream sometimes about a house I’ve never seen…
Opal is a lot of things—orphan, high school dropout, full-time cynic and part-time cashier—but above all, she’s determined to find a better life for her younger brother, Jasper. One that gets them out of Eden, Kentucky, a town remarkable for only two things: bad luck and E. Starling, the reclusive nineteenth-century author of The Underland, who disappeared over a hundred years ago.
All she left behind were dark rumors—and her home. Everyone agrees that it’s best to ignore the uncanny mansion and its misanthropic heir, Arthur. Almost everyone, anyway.
I should be scared, but in the dream I don’t hesitate.
Opal has been obsessed with The Underland since she was a child. When she gets the chance to step inside Starling House—and make some extra cash for her brother’s escape fund—she can’t resist.
But sinister forces are digging deeper into the buried secrets of Starling House, and Arthur’s own nightmares have become far too real. As Eden itself seems to be drowning in its own ghosts, Opal realizes that she might finally have found a reason to stick around.
In my dream, I’m home.
And now she’ll have to fight.
Welcome to Starling House: enter, if you dare.
About the Author: Alix E. Harrow is the New York Times–bestselling and Hugo Award–winning author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction. Her Fractured Fables series, beginning with the novella A Spindle Splintered, has been praised for its refreshing twist on familiar fairy tales. A former academic and adjunct, Harrow lives in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids.
About the Moderator: “A fave among audiobook listeners” (Buzzfeed), Natalie Naudus is one of the most popular audiobook narrators working today. She has won an Audie award and nine Earphones awards, and maintains a robust social media following. She lives with her family on a mountain in Virginia.
Starling House will be released on October 3, and books will not be available to view or purchase until then. Event attendees will have the opportunity to pre-order signed and inscribed copies of Starling House in person at the event or online here. To pre-order the book online, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"As knife-edged and sharp as its protagonist...A smart, spectacular contemporary Gothic that will leave its roots in you and linger in your dreams."
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Alix E. Harrow Photo Credit: Elora Overbey