Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels

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Aspiring literary scholar Karen Holloway's discovery of a barely legible volume of verse from the nineteenth century encourages her to unlock its mysteries, discovering her own past wrapped up in the manuscript. 100,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

About Barbara Michaels

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Elizabeth Peters (writing as Barbara Michaels) was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grandmaster at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986, Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar(R) Awards in 1998, and given The Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic in 2003. She lives in an historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
Published October 1, 1993 by Simon & Schuster. 334 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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 Reminiscent of A.S. Byatt's Possession, though less lofty, Michaels's latest (Vanish With the Rose, etc.) sets a feminist literary scholar chasing after the origins of an 18th-century manuscript on a Virginia estate—and finding unexpected romance along the way.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Houses of Stone

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The bestselling romantic suspense author ( Vanish with the Rose ) falters here with a novel that lacks both romantic intrigue and suspenseful plotting. The story begins well, with vivid descriptive wr

Oct 04 1993 | Read Full Review of Houses of Stone

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