By Katherine Howe
Katherine Howe, writer of the exceptional big apple instances bestseller The Physick publication of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing old novel set in Boston in 1915, the place a tender girl stands at the cusp of a brand new century, torn among loss and love, pushed to hunt solutions within the depths of a crystal ball.
nonetheless reeling from the deaths of her mom and sister at the big, Sibyl Allston resides a lifetime of quiet desperation together with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in a sublime city condominium in Boston's again Bay. Trapped in an international over which she has no keep watch over, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.
but if her brother is unexpectedly kicked out of Harvard below mysterious conditions and falls lower than the sway of an odd younger girl, Sibyl turns for aid to psychology professor Benton Jones, regardless of the unstated tensions in their shared prior. As Benton and Sibyl interact to resolve a harrowing secret, their long-simmering spark flares to existence, and so they notice that there is whatever much more magical among them than a medium's scrying glass.
From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of excessive society, from the again alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the huge, The condominium of Velvet and Glass weaves jointly meticulous interval element, intoxicating romance, and a last stunning twist in a wide ranging novel that would thrill readers.
Bonus gains within the booklet: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston day-by-day Globe article at the sizeable from April 15, 1912; and a examining workforce consultant and Q&A with the writer, Katherine Howe.