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The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden

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The bear and the nightingale
Title
The bear and the nightingale
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Arden
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honour the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales
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"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay"--
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515881
Cataloging source
QBCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arden, Katherine
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Winternight trilogy
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villages
  • Women
  • Families
  • Families
  • Young women
  • Good and evil
  • Spirits
  • Magic
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059529269
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781785035234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970666133
Label
The bear and the nightingale, Katherine Arden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059529269
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781785035234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970666133

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