The Diviner's Tale

The Diviner's Tale

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An Otto Penzler Book

Walking a lonely forested valley on a spring morning in upstate New York, having been hired by a developer to dowse the land, Cassandra Brooks comes upon the shocking vision of a young girl hanged from a tree. When she returns with authorities to the site, the body has vanished, leaving in question Cassandra’s credibility if not her sanity. The next day, on a return visit with the sheriff to have another look, a dazed, mute missing girl emerges from the woods, alive and the very picture of Cassandra’s hanged girl.

What follows is the narrative of ever-deepening and increasingly bizarre divinations that will lead this gifted young woman, the struggling single mother of twin boys, hurtling toward a past she’d long since thought was behind her. The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.

When Cassandra’s dark forebodings take on tangible form, she is forced to confront a life spiraling out of control. And soon she is locked in a mortal chess match with a real-life killer who has haunted her since before she can remember.


In rural upstate New York, a disturbing vision of a hanged girl leads diviner Cassandra Brooks and her family into peril, and conjures ghosts from her own haunted childhood.  At once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, this is a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.


Baker & Taylor
Discovering a hanged body that disappears when she contacts authorities, dowser and single mother Cassandra Brooks is shocked to encounter the victim alive and is subsequently hurled into a fantastical confrontation with a past she thought she left behind. By the author of Ariel’s Crossing.

Baker
& Taylor

Discovering a hanged body that disappears when she contacts authorities, dowser and single mother Cassandra Brooks is shocked to encounter the victim alive and is subsequently hurled into a fantastical confrontation with a past she thought she left behind.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780547382630
0547382634
Branch Call Number: Fiction Morrow
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 24 cm

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jsand67
May 13, 2012

I liked this book. The characters were interesting and the story was too. Well written.

Nineshadesofnifty Aug 03, 2011

I really liked this book. The language used was descriptive and interesting. Specific detail was give to describing nature, naming the flora and building a intricate image. The author's examination of spirituality contrasting the mother's Christianity with the father's undefined spiritual connectedness was interesting. The story builds slowly but kept me wanting more. I listened to the audio book available via Overdrive and the narrator was a perfect fit for the main character.

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redwallflower
Apr 05, 2011

This was an okay read. I think that I expected more from it. At times, I found myself skimming through the text just to hit on the major plot points.

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