Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance: A Novel

November 14, 2017|
Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance: A Novel by Ruth Emmie Lang
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"Exquisite and adventurous" -Bustle, "11 New Fiction Books You Need"

"Told with brains and heart" -Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment

"Bristles with charm and curiosity" -Winston Groom, New York Times bestselling author of Forrest Gump

"A wholly original and superbly crafted work of art, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a masterpiece of the imagination." -Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness

"Charlotte''s Web for grown-ups who, like Weylyn Grey, have their own stories of being different, feared, brave, and loved." -Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave

Finding magic in the ordinary.

In this warm debut novel, Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us about adventure and love in a beautifully written story full of nature and wonder.

Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn''t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn''t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn''s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn''t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she''s known that a relationship with him isn''t without its risks, but as anyone who''s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you''ll wish he''d never leave.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey''s life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn''t stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.

There is one story, however, that Weylyn wishes he could change: his own. But first he has to muster enough courage to knock on Mary''s front door.

2018 Ohioana Book Award finalist
Book of the Month Club pick for
October 2017

RUTH EMMIE LANG was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has the red hair to prove it. When she was four years old, she immigrated to Ohio where she has lived ever since. She has since lost her Scottish accent, but still has the hair. Ruth currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and dreams of someday owning a little house in the w...
Title:Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance: A Novel
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.55 X 5.86 X 1.22 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.55 X 5.86 X 1.22 in
Published:November 14, 2017
Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250112040

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