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The cliffs / J. Courtney Sullivan.


"The crumbling Victorian had been abandoned long before Jane ever discovered it as a child. It was painted a sweet violet color, and the gingerbread trim was blue and green, but inside was shambles--broken glass, a dollhouse ravaged by mice, bedsheets twisted as though someone had left in a hurry. Still, the house became a hideaway whenever Jane needed to escape her volatile mother. Twenty years later, now a Harvard archivist, she returns home to Maine following the dissolution of her marriage and is horrified to find the Victorian is barely recognizable. A rich lady from Beacon Hill has gutted it, and in its place stands a glossy white mansion straight out of a shelter magazine. But the home's new owner is unhappy. Her young son claims to have been speaking to the ghost of a child, and she keeps finding marbles on the floor. Troubled that she might have done something to anger the spirit world, a concept Jane dismisses as daffy, the wealthy woman hires her to research the land. The story Jane uncovers--of husbands lost at sea, wives mourning along the cliffs, historical artifacts stolen and sold, lovers secreted away, and, at the center of it all, a tale of colonialism--is as old as Maine itself"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593319154
  • ISBN: 059331915X
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2024]
Subject: Women archivists > Fiction.
Haunted houses > Fiction.
Spirit possession > Fiction.
Ghosts > Fiction.
Divorce > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Antiquities > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Ghost stories.

Available copies

  • 4 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Camden County Library.


  • 14 current holds with 20 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden County Library District - Climax Springs FIC SULLIVAN (Text) 31320003981771 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/30/2024
Camden County Library District - Sunrise Beach FIC SULLIVAN (Text) 31320003981458 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/01/2024

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