Over the years Harold and his wife, Maureen, have grown apart almost to the point of forgetting when they met and fell in love. Now in Harold’s retirement, their lives have taken on a mundane routine of two people living together but emotionally apart when suddenly Harold receives a letter from Queenie who is dying in a hospice over six hundred miles away. Breaking with common sense and in a spur of the moment decision Harold takes off and decides to walk the hundreds of miles to see Queenie before she dies because he has come to believe that as long as he walks Queenie will live.
The convent of Saint Mortain is a haven for young girls and women who are believed to be daughters of Death himself. They are trained to be skilled assassins who carry out the work of Death by killing people who are marqued as evil.
White Cat takes place in a fantasy version of America where certain people called “curse workers” have the ability to do magic on other people by touching their bare skin.
“September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind.”
The opening line of Mildred Walker’s most popular novel, Winter Wheat, sets the tone for the metaphors of the farming and natural worlds that bring this book to life.
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In his new novel Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore is at his strange, fantastic, witty and sarcastic best – bringing history alive through quirky characterizations, mystical mystery and hilarious dialogue.