Captivity /

Two stories in one novel. The first is the strange, true tale of the Fox Sisters, the enigmatic family of young women who, in upstate New York in 1848, proclaimed that they could converse with the dead. Doing so, they unwittingly gave birth to a religious movement that touched two continents: the Am...

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Main Author: Noyes, Deborah. (Author)
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Language:English
Published:[Lakewood, Colo.] : Unbridled Books, c2010.
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Main Author:Noyes, Deborah.
Summary:Two stories in one novel. The first is the strange, true tale of the Fox Sisters, the enigmatic family of young women who, in upstate New York in 1848, proclaimed that they could converse with the dead. Doing so, they unwittingly gave birth to a religious movement that touched two continents: the American Spiritualists. The second story is about loss and grief, a tale of the bright promise that the Fox Sisters offer up to the skeptical Clara Gill, a reclusive woman of a certain age who long ago isolated herself with her paintings, following the scandalous loss of her beautiful young lover in London.

This masterful historical novel by Deborah Noyes, the lauded author of Angel & Apostle, The Ghosts of Kerfol, and Encyclopedia of the End (starred PW) is two stories:
The first centers upon the strange, true tale of the Fox Sisters, the enigmatic family of young women who, in upstate New York in 1848, proclaimed that they could converse with the dead. Doing so, they unwittingly (but artfully) gave birth to a religious movement that touched two continents: the American Spiritualists.

The second story in Captivity is about loss and grief. It is the evocative tale of the bright promise that the Fox Sisters offer up to the skeptical Clara Gill, a reclusive woman of a certain age who long ago isolated herself with her paintings, following the scandalous loss of her beautiful young lover in London.
Lyrical and authentic--and more than a bit shadowy--Captivity is, finally, a tale about physical desire and the hope that even the thinnest faith can offer up to a darkening heart.

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Physical Description:340 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN:9781936071630
1936071630
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Deborah Noyes writes nonfiction and fiction for young readers and adults. Her books include One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals, The Ghosts of Kerfol, Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original Girl Reporter Nellie Bly, and Encyclopedia of the End: Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore, and More. She has also compiled and edited the short story anthologies Gothic!, The Restless Dead, and Sideshow.

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