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A Sudden Light

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A Sudden Light

In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. The legendary mansion is built of giant, whole trees, and Trevor’s father --- in a trial separation with his wife --- wants to sell it. Trevor soon discovers the ghost burdened by the final wishes of the Riddell patriarch, Elijah: that the mansion is returned to untamed forestland as penance for the trees harvested by the Riddell Timber Company. Trevor’s willingness to face the past holds the key to his family’s future.

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A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein

  • Publication Date: September 15, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN-10: 1439187045
  • ISBN-13: 9781439187043


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