The Bookmark S4E21: The Children on the Hill

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This episode we’re discussing The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon. Our hosts give you just enough to make you want to read it without giving away the big twist promised at the end. That doesn’t mean they don’t have strong opinions *about* the twist at the end!

The book centers around three children and the last chance type of resort run by their Nan. Goodreads classifies this book as horror, but our hosts agree with the library’s shelving in general fiction. Could there be a genre called “Cozy Horror”? The story includes talk of eugenics, references to Frankenstein (and other monsters) and there’s even a rabbit (for those of you keeping track with Chris).

Autumn read the print version. Chris and Miranda recommend the audiobook. Don’t wait too long to get on the holds list for this book!

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What’s Next?

The next episode of The Bookmark drops Feb 13, 2023!

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Autumn Friedli, Chris Blocker and Miranda Ericsson relish talking books with recurring readers and special guests from the library and community in The Bookmark.

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Elizabeth is a book nerd and fangirl. She’s passionate about the things and people she loves and is happy to hear about the things you love. Ask her about YA fantasy fiction and Doctor Who.