The Grace Year

Product Number: EB00752040
Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250145468
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid's Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture! "A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett's deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that's equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn't stop reading." - Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author No one speaks of the grace year. It's forbidden. Girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That's why they're banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life-a society that doesn't pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it's not just the brutal elements they must fear. It's not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for their chance to grab one of the girls in order to make their fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

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Author(s): Kim Liggett
Original Publish Date: Oct 08, 2019

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Author(s): Kim Liggett
Narrator(s): Emily Shaffer
Product Number DD46080
Released: Sep 17, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250241252
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Author(s): Kim Liggett
Narrator(s): Emily Shaffer
Product Number Z100147079
Released: Oct 08, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250241245

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