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The House of Velvet and Glass

Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Jones, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium's scrying glass. From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers. Bonus features in the eBook: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston Daily Globe article on the Titanic from April 15, 1912; and a Reading Group Guide and Q&A with the author, Katherine Howe.

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Jones, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium's scrying glass. From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers. Bonus features in the eBook: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston Daily Globe article on the Titanic from April 15, 1912; and a Reading Group Guide and Q&A with the author, Katherine Howe.
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Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Jones, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium's scrying glass. From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers. Bonus features in the eBook: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston Daily Globe article on the Titanic from April 15, 1912; and a Reading Group Guide and Q&A with the author, Katherine Howe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather Corrigan

Length:

16h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

32:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

31:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

44:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

33:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:13