The book came out on January 10, to rave reviews and is already #127 on the USA Today list of top 150 books. A review from the Washington Post best describes the book: “The setting is medieval Russia, and Vasya is one of the few who can see the spirits and creatures who protect her town and its people. But magic is easily misunderstood, and Vasya — a wild child whose mother died in childbirth — finds herself at odds with her stepmother and a handsome, ambitious priest who seek to rid the village of demons just as Vasya tries to keep the old magical protections in place. Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical. Arden explores what happens when fear and ignorance whip people into a furor.
The inn is located on Route 9 at Staver Road. Representatives from Bartleby’s Books will be there with copies.