The House of Velvet and Glass

The House of Velvet and Glass

Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe, writer of the exceptional ny occasions bestseller The Physick e-book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historic novel set in Boston in 1915, the place a tender lady stands at the cusp of a brand new century, torn among loss and love, pushed to hunt solutions within the depths of a crystal ball.

nonetheless reeling from the deaths of her mom and sister at the monstrous, Sibyl Allston resides a lifetime of quiet desperation along with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in a chic city condominium in Boston's again Bay. Trapped in a global over which she has no keep watch over, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

but if her brother is all of sudden kicked out of Harvard less than mysterious situations and falls below the sway of an odd younger girl, Sibyl turns for support to psychology professor Benton Jones, regardless of the unstated tensions in their shared previous. As Benton and Sibyl interact to unravel a harrowing secret, their long-simmering spark flares to existence, they usually discover that there is whatever much more magical among them than a medium's scrying glass.

From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of excessive society, from the again alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the monstrous, The apartment of Velvet and Glass weaves jointly meticulous interval aspect, intoxicating romance, and a last surprising twist in a panoramic novel that might thrill readers.

Bonus beneficial properties within the book: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston day-by-day Globe article at the massive from April 15, 1912; and a interpreting crew advisor and Q&A with the writer, Katherine Howe.

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