Otherworldly Love

Wild Orchids

By Jude Deveraux.

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In an attempt to end his writer’s block after the death of his wife, novelist Ford Newcombe travels with his assistant, Jackie Maxwell, to investigate a mysterious legend of a woman who loved the devil. When they arrive in the small town of Cole Creek, North Carolina, they begin to realize the frightening truth: the story may be true.

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Winter's Tale

By Mark Helprin

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"New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.

"Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature."

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