The New York Times bestselling awitty, atmospherica (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: aA captivating page-turnera (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattleas Puget Sound. Trevoras bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits. But as young Trevor explores the houseas hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the landas true destiny. Only Trevoras willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his familyas future. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with vivid characters, poetic scenes of natural beauty, and powerful moments of spiritual transcendence. aGarth Stein is resourceful, cleverly piecing together the family history with dreams, overheard conversations, and reminiscencesaba tale well told, a (The Seattle Times)aa triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.I hurried around the rear of the house and fiddled with the fuse box; nothing seemed out of order. ... I made my way down the dark hallway, which was silent except for the ticking of the grandfather clock, which echoed throughout the first floor.
|Title||:||A Sudden Light|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-30|