Tuesday, September 18, 2007

First Look - Barnes & Noble

As if I didn't already have small mountain range of TBRs -- I was lucky enough to sign up in time to be a "First Look" reader over on the Barnes & Noble's Book Club website. I got a free advanced readers copy of "The Monsters of Templeton" by Lauren Groff in the mail today!

Annotation - From back of book
One dark summer dawn, at the exact moment that an enormous monster dies in Lake Glimmerglass, twenty-eight-year-old Willie (nee Wilhemina) Upton returns to her hometown of Templeton, NY in disgrace. She expects to be able to hide in the place that has been home to her family for generations, but Willie then learns that the story her mom, Vi, had always told her about her father has all been a lie. He wasn't the one-night stand Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely. Someone from this very town.

As Willie digs for the truth about her lineage, voices from the town's past — both sinister and disturbing — rise up around her to tell their sides of the story. In the end, dark secrets come to light, past and present blur, old mysteries are finally put to rest, and the surprising truth about more than one monster is revealed.

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