The Raconteur's Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story (Hardcover)

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Nothing is what it seems and there's always more than one side to the story as a group of strangers trapped in an inn slowly reveal their secrets in this new standalone mystery set in the world of the best-selling Greenglass House,from a National Book Award nominee and Edgar Awardwinning author.

The rain hasn't stopped for a week, and the twelve guests of the Blue Vein Tavern are trapped by flooded roads and the rising Skidwrack River. Among them are a ships captain, tattooed twins, a musician, and a young girl traveling on her own. To pass the time, they begin to tell storieseach a different type of folklorethat eventually reveal more about their own secrets than they intended.

As the rain continues to pour downan uncanny, unnatural amount of rainthe guests begin to realize that the entire city is in danger, and not just from the flood. But they have only their stories, and one another, to save them. Will it be enough?

About the Author

Kate Milford is the New York Times best-selling author of the Edgar Awardwinning, National Book Award nomineeGreenglass House, as well as Ghosts of Greenglass House,Bluecrowne,The Thief Knot,and many more.She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. and,
Twitter: @KateMilford

Praise For…

"Atoncea deeply satisfying standalone and a smart addition to Milfords expansive world, this elegant feat of telescopic storytelling serves as bothmapand key, offering singular stories of consequence that slowly, artfully reveal an immersive mysteryone that will dazzle seasoned Milford fans and kindle new ones."Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"At times wryly humorous and at others marvelously unnerving and superbly menacing, this novel delights. Deliciously immersive and captivating."Kirkus, STARRED review

"The wide-reaching world building of Milfords Nagspeake novels gets even more expansive.... The stories are purely enjoyable, playfully toying with folktale conventions, offering a compelling variety of genres, and allowing each tellers voice to clearly come through in their tale."Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781328466907
ISBN-10: 1328466906
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Greenglass House