The long-awaited paperback of the New York Times bestseller which has drawn comparisons to Rebecca and The Thirteenth Tale, Brunonia Barrys modern-day gothic story follows Towner Whitney, a troubled woman who can divine the future in lace patterns.
My name is Towner Whitney, No, Thats not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time... Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of THE LACE READER, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light. THE LACE READER is a mesmerizing, tale which spirals into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies and half-truths where the reader quickly finds its nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction, but as Towner Whitney points out early on in the novel, "There are no accidents". Barry creates brain-teaser puzzles for Smart Games and she drew upon this talent in the construction of THE LACE READER.
In Barry's captivating debut, Towner Whitney, a young woman descended from a long line of mind readers and fortune tellers, has returned to her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, for rest and relaxation. Any tranquility in her life is short-lived, however, when her aunt drowns under mysterious circumstances.
Brunonia Barry, geboren und aufgewachsen in Massachusetts, studierte Literatur am Green Mountain College in Vermont und an der University of New Hampshire. Sie verbrachte ein Jahr in Dublin, um sich intensiv mit James Joyces Meisterwerk "Ulysses" zu befassen. Barry war Mitbegründerin der Portland Stage Company und arbeitete jahrelang als Drehbuchautorin in Kalifornien. Inzwischen lebt Brunonia Barry mit ihrem Mann in Salem, Massachusetts.