A Gathering of Shades [NOOK Book]

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Between the worlds of life and death...

Sixteen-year-old Aidan's grandmother has a secret recipe. She feeds ghosts. Her nightly ritual keeps the local lost souls lingering, caught between life and death. When Aidan stumbles upon this knowledge in the wake of his own father's death, the revelation shakes him to the core. Grief-stricken, he is dangerously drawn into the strange and wondrous world of the dead—and away from the living people who ...

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A Gathering of Shades

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Overview

Between the worlds of life and death...

Sixteen-year-old Aidan's grandmother has a secret recipe. She feeds ghosts. Her nightly ritual keeps the local lost souls lingering, caught between life and death. When Aidan stumbles upon this knowledge in the wake of his own father's death, the revelation shakes him to the core. Grief-stricken, he is dangerously drawn into the strange and wondrous world of the dead—and away from the living people who love him.

Set in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, this beautifully crafted tale of love and loss is told in shades of otherworldly mystery. David Stahler Jr. spins a chilling story that delves into the depths of grief and emerges as a shimmering celebration of life.

Critical Praise for A Gathering of Shades:

“Stahler fashions the intricate plot very carefully. . . . The fully realized characters—both teens and adults alike—raise this above the formulaic and closer to magical realism.”
—Kirkus

“The sinister atmosphere of the story is finely constructed, from the opening scenes to the final pages. . . . The audience for supernatural suspense fiction will drink this new novel right up.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Stahler’s eloquence on grief and yearning, combined with a vision of ghosts refreshingly distinct . . . , will exert a powerful hold on many teens’ imaginations.”
—Booklist

“Aidan is almost lost in the world of the dead, but Stahler is able to deftly help his character take his tentative first steps toward living in the present again. . . . Suggest this one to readers of Naylor’s Jade Green.”
—VOYA

“Stahler delivers a stirring story of pain, love and loss between three generations of a family living in rural Vermont. . . . A painful, yet ultimately uplifting and rewarding portrait of loved ones holding together through the most difficult of times.”
—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044278691
  • Publisher: David Stahler, Jr
  • Publication date: 1/26/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

Hello!I'm a fourth generation Vermonter living in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I teach Honors and AP English at my alma mater, Lyndon Institute, an independent high school in Lyndon Center, VT. I graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1994 and received my MA from Dartmouth College in 2001.I write YA Fiction with an emphasis on the unusual. My books include the Truesight trilogy (a science fiction series with a dystopian bent), the supernatural novels Doppelganger and A Gathering of Shades--all originally published by HarperCollins--and the contemporary novel Spinning Out, published by Chronicle.My fiction has received numerous awards, including a Best Book Award from the American Library Association (2007), Le Prix Ferniente from La Ligue des Familles (2010), as well as selections to state reading lists in Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, and New Hampshire. French, Italian, and Chinese translations of my work are available.Learn more at my website--The Accidental Novelist--by following the link below!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    My freinds dad

    Good book

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