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Chapel of Ease
A Novel of the Tufa
By (author): Alex Bledsoe
9780765376565 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary Sep 06, 2016 Print Run: 10000
$38.99 CAD
Unknown 9.52 x 8.55 x 1.06 in | 390 gr 320 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

The latest installment in Alex Bledsoe's critically-acclaimed Tufa series about musically-talented fae in rural Tennessee, a seriesKirkus Reviews calls "powerful, character-driven drama...a sheer delight." (starred review)

“Beautifully written, surprisingly moving, and unexpected in the best of ways.” —Seanan McGuire,New York Times bestselling author

When Matt Johansson, a young New York actor, auditions for "Chapel of Ease," an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. They soon become friends; Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated home town. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer: what is buried in the ruins of the chapel of ease?

As opening night approaches, strange things begin to happen. A dreadlocked girl follows Ray and spies on him. At the press preview, a strange Tufa woman warns him to stop the show. Then, as the rave reviews arrive, Ray dies in his sleep.

Matt and the cast are distraught, but there's no question of shutting down: the run quickly sells out. They postpone opening night for a week and Matt volunteers to take Ray's ashes back to Needsville. He also hopes, while he's there, to find out more of the real story behind the play and discover the secret that Ray took to his grave.

Matt's journey into the haunting Appalachian mountains of Cloud County sets him on a dangerous path, where some secrets deserve to stay buried.

Enter the captivating world of the fae in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels

The Hum and the Shiver
Wisp of a Thing
Long Black Curl
Chapel of Ease
Gather Her Round

ALEX BLEDSOE is the critically-acclaimed author of the Tufa novelsThe Hum and the Shiver,Wisp of a Thing,Long Black Curl, andChapel of Ease as well as the Eddie LaCrosse series:The Sword-Edged Blonde,Dark Jenny,Burn Me Deadly, and He Drank, and Saw the Spider.

"Plans: - Advertising - Author appearance at BEA - Review attention - Publicity - Digital Promotion"

"With his subtle, character-driven approach, Bledsoe skillfully fuses music, legend, and regional atmosphere to create something that feels like an unexplored corner of American mythology." –Publishers Weekly

“Always effectively subtle in how it employs the supernatural, with music central to the magic of the Tufa.” —Library Journal

“A fine installment in the popular series and a fine way for newcomers to join in the fun.” —Booklist

“This book is a graceful merging of magic and mundane that charmed me to my core.” —Bookworm Blues

“A fun, fascinating read that revels in elements of folklore, magic realism, and just good old fashioned suspense and interpersonal drama.” —Our Lives Magazine(Madison, WI)

Praise for the Tufa books:

"Long Black Curl makes me so happy that there are authors writing real North American-based mythic that sits so well it feels like it's always been a part of us." - Charles de Lint

"Beautifully written, surprisingly moving, and unexpected in the best of ways." -Seanan McGuire,New York Timesbestselling author, onWisp of a Thing

"Captures the allure and the sometimes sinister beauty of the Appalachian backwoods. -Library Journal, starred review, onWisp of a Thing

"It's no secret that music stirs the soul, and combining that with a folk-tale setting makes a deeply heart-rending novel." -RT Book Reviews (four stars) on Long Black Curl

"Haunting. . . . It's a mixture: folk tales and folk songs, updated with a dose ofSex and the City. Or, you might say, a rustic version of 'urban fantasy,' with its suggestion that there's mystery just around the corner, hidden behind even the dullest small-town facade." -The Wall Street Journal on The Hum and the Shiver

"A lot of fun." -Booklist on Long Black Curl

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Long Black Curl Alex Bledsoe 9780765376558 $37.99 CAD Apr 26, 2016
Wisp of a Thing Alex Bledsoe 9780765376930 $18.50 CAD Mar 03, 2015


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