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Carrie Turansky, author of The Governess of Highland Hall: Edwardian Brides, Book One

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will missionary Julia Foster be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?

Week of October 14, 2013

In Joe Hill's new thriller, NOS4A2, Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.