The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen (Hardcover)
A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion
It’s July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.
About the Author
Katherine Howe is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass. She is a lecturer in American Studies at Cornell University. Her books have been published around the world in 23 languages to date. Visit her at www.katherinehowe.com and follow her on twitter @KatherineBHowe.
Praise for The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen:
“A tautly paced page-turner that blends historical fiction, romance, and the supernatural.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“Hauntingly etched, creating an eeriness that lingers after the novel's romantic ending.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Katherine Howe knows how to get under your skin.”—Paste Magazine
“A can’t-put-down story.”—The Associated Press
“Historical, supernatural and modern New York all collide in this well-researched and highly intriguing novel.”—AM New York
“This strange and gorgeous novel is rich with humor, ghosts, art, and true love, but I think I loved it best for its characters: a group of loyal friends who ricochet together through the streets of a hummingly alive New York City, searching for a lost ring, a devastating secret, and, most of all, for the people they want to become.”—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of The Precious One, Belong to Me, and Saving Lucas Biggs
“Lush, twisty and spellbinding, Katherine Howe’s The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen will keep you up all night and not let you go in the morning. Utterly beguiling from beginning to end.”—Megan Abbott, award-winning author of Dare Me and The Fever