Bonnie Jones Reynolds
The Truth About Unicorns
Robert Frost meets Stephen King in the 1920s.
The rest of the world may be doing the Charleston and swilling bathtub gin, but for this small farming community in upstate New York, the Jazz Age might as well be playing out on the moon. Around here, folks’ concerns pretty much stay the same as one decade slides into another. And why shouldn’t they? It’s not like anything important really changes. The cows still need milking. The Parmalee family curse has been in place for ages. Carrie’s been evil from the cradle. Red-haired women have never brought anything but trouble to this town. And there sure ain’t nothing new about what teenagers are getting up to in the woods.
Bonnie Jones Reynolds's unusual novel combines supernatural elements with a dry wit and realistic depictions of life in the countryside in the 1920s.
"Haunting and compelling"—Chicago Tribune
"The author ties events, families, and witchcraft together so deftly that her book is fascinating. I could hardly put it down until I knew how it all came out"—Cincinnati Enquirer
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
2010 • Fiction/Mystery • 472 pages • ISBN: 9781934609651