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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden - A Novel-logo

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden - A Novel

Helen Grant

Not since The Elegance of the Hedgehog has a book arrived in America from Europe on such wings of critical praise and popularity. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is an unforgettable debut-at once chilling and endearing, haunting and richly insightful-the story of one girl's big heart and even bigger imagination, and of a world full of mystery, good, and evil. It isn't ten-year-old Pia's fault that her grandmother dies in a freak accident. But tell that to the citizens of Pia's little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel, or to the classmates who shun her. The only one who still wants to be her friend is StinkStefan, the most unpopular child in school. But then something else captures the community's attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen on a float in a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm's fairy tale, she disappears. But, this being real life, she doesn't return. Pia and Stefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by the instructive-and cautionary-local legends told to them by their elderly friend Herr Schiller, tales such as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl disappears, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales-and perilously close to adulthood. Marvelously morbid, stunningly suspenseful, and exceptionally winning, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is a new coming-of-age classic, and the most accomplished fiction debut in years. From the Hardcover edition.

Not since The Elegance of the Hedgehog has a book arrived in America from Europe on such wings of critical praise and popularity. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is an unforgettable debut-at once chilling and endearing, haunting and richly insightful-the story of one girl's big heart and even bigger imagination, and of a world full of mystery, good, and evil. It isn't ten-year-old Pia's fault that her grandmother dies in a freak accident. But tell that to the citizens of Pia's little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel, or to the classmates who shun her. The only one who still wants to be her friend is StinkStefan, the most unpopular child in school. But then something else captures the community's attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen on a float in a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm's fairy tale, she disappears. But, this being real life, she doesn't return. Pia and Stefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by the instructive-and cautionary-local legends told to them by their elderly friend Herr Schiller, tales such as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl disappears, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales-and perilously close to adulthood. Marvelously morbid, stunningly suspenseful, and exceptionally winning, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is a new coming-of-age classic, and the most accomplished fiction debut in years. From the Hardcover edition.
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Not since The Elegance of the Hedgehog has a book arrived in America from Europe on such wings of critical praise and popularity. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is an unforgettable debut-at once chilling and endearing, haunting and richly insightful-the story of one girl's big heart and even bigger imagination, and of a world full of mystery, good, and evil. It isn't ten-year-old Pia's fault that her grandmother dies in a freak accident. But tell that to the citizens of Pia's little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel, or to the classmates who shun her. The only one who still wants to be her friend is StinkStefan, the most unpopular child in school. But then something else captures the community's attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen on a float in a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm's fairy tale, she disappears. But, this being real life, she doesn't return. Pia and Stefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by the instructive-and cautionary-local legends told to them by their elderly friend Herr Schiller, tales such as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl disappears, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales-and perilously close to adulthood. Marvelously morbid, stunningly suspenseful, and exceptionally winning, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is a new coming-of-age classic, and the most accomplished fiction debut in years. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:26