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The Truth of All Things

A Novel

by Kieran Shields

The Truth of All Things
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2012, 416 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2013, 416 pages

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Jennifer Dawson Oakes

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A debut historical murder mystery set in Maine in 1892

"The past, once it slips beyond living memory, becomes a sort of graveyard. It's easy to see no more than a collection of names and dates, etched in stone, receding into obscurity. I've always relished the look and feel of graveyards: the solitude, the grim elegance, and a hint of something more. A glance across rows of headstones and the eyes land on a freestanding tomb. Then comes that morbid, gleeful little voice, a curious whispering faint among the rustling leaves: "What do you suppose is in there?" - Literary Grave Robbing in The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields

In recent years, "borrowing" and the creative fusing of different genres have become all the rage. Whether earlier songs melded with new beats (hitting mainstream audiences in the television show, Glee, for example); classic stories retold with a twist, like the "mashup" Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; or ...

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