Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

This is the story of what happened first... Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess.

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 9780765392046

Category: Fiction

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Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 ALA RUSA Fantasy Award Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones—a truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List book Every Heart a Doorway Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first... Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got. They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices. The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Seanan Mcguire s Wayward Children

Seanan Mcguire s Wayward Children

For the first time experience the first three hardcover volumes of Seanan McGuire's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series together in a boxset...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 125078428X

Category: Fiction

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For the first time experience the first three hardcover volumes of Seanan McGuire's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series together in a boxset...
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Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition

First in the series was Every Heart a Doorway (2016) that won Hugo, Locus, Nebula, and Alex Awards. It was followed by Down among the Sticks and Bones (2017), winner of an Alex Award. Every Heart a Doorway. 2016. Down among the Sticks ...

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
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SCIENCE FICTION THE WONDER OF HUMAN IMAGINATION

SCIENCE FICTION THE WONDER OF HUMAN IMAGINATION

Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire McGuire takes a deeper look at the characters of Jack and Jill Wolcott from last year's Nebulawinning novella Every Heart a Doorway in this prequel. 80 The twin girls grew up opposites, ...

Author: Andreas Sofroniou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244934095

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In an Absent Dream

In an Absent Dream

A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex award-winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway This fourth ...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 9780765399281

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex award-winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well. The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Come Tumbling Down

Come Tumbling Down

The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream Book 5: Come Tumbling Down At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold ...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 9780765399304

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The fifth installment in New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire's award-winning Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister—whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice—back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome. Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken. Again. The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream Book 5: Come Tumbling Down At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Truths of Monsters

The Truths of Monsters

In a similar fashion, when the girls cross the borderline between their real world and the alternate world they find, ... McGuire calls the otherworld of Down Among the Sticks and Bones the Moors and suggests that it is indeed the ...

Author: Ildikó Limpár

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476683485

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.
Categories: Social Science

Middlegame

Middlegame

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Deadlands: Boneyard The Wayward Children Series Every Heart a Doorway Down Among the Sticks and Bones Beneath the Sugar Sky In an Absent Dream The October Daye Series Rosemary and Rue A Local Habitation An ...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 9781250195517

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A HUGO AWARD FINALIST! WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL, 2020! A Pick on the 2020 RUSA Reading List! New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame. Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained. A USA Today Bestseller, and named as one of Paste Magazine's 30 Best Fantasy Novels of the Decade! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Seasonal Fears

Seasonal Fears

ALSO BY SEANAN MCGUIRE Middlegame Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Deadlands: Boneyard Dying With Her Cheer Pants On Laughter at the Academy THE WAYWARD CHILDREN SERIES Every Heart a Doorway Down Among the Sticks and Bones Beneath the Sugar ...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 9781250768254

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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From New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire, Seasonal Fears is the extraordinary companion novel to Middlegame. The king of winter and the queen of summer are dead. The fight for their crowns begins! Melanie has a destiny, though it isn’t the one everyone assumes it to be. She’s delicate; she’s fragile; she’s dying. Now, truly, is the winter of her soul. Harry doesn’t want to believe in destiny, because that means accepting the loss of the one person who gives his life meaning, who brings summer to his world. So, when a new road is laid out in front of them—a road that will lead through untold dangers toward a possible lifetime together—walking down it seems to be the only option. But others are following behind, with violence in their hearts. It looks like Destiny has a plan for them, after all.... "One must maintain a little bit of summer even in the middle of winter." —Thoreau At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Every Heart a Doorway

Every Heart a Doorway

We know this story isn't true, but it is truth." — Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (TV's True Blood) "Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is one of the most extraordinary stories I ...

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 9780765383877

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards Nominated for the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards Tiptree Honor List "A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy — a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics" —NPR Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost. The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream PRAISE FOR EVERY HEART A DOORWAY "Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain. We know this story isn't true, but it is truth." — Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (TV's True Blood) "Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is one of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read." — V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of A Gathering of Shadows "Seanan McGuire once again demonstrates her intimate knowledge of the human heart in a powerful fable of loss, yearning and damaged children." — Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and Witches of Lychford "So mindblowingly good, it hurts." — io9 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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