Dream House: A Novel

Paperback | April 21, 2016

byValerie Laken

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“The perfect haunted house story for these unnerving times.” —New York Times

Dream House, the riveting debut novel from Pushcart Prize-winning author Valerie Laken, tells the story of one troubled house—the site of a domestic drama that will forever change the lives of two families. Embracing volatile issues such as race, class, and gentrification, while seamlessly mixing genres as diverse as crime fiction, suspense, and home renovation, Dream House is a “sexy, sharp-eyed, deeply haunted, [and] wonderful book.” (Charles Baxter, author of the National Book Award finalist The Feast of Love)

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“The perfect haunted house story for these unnerving times.” —New York Times Dream House, the riveting debut novel from Pushcart Prize-winning author Valerie Laken, tells the story of one troubled house—the site of a domestic drama that will forever change the lives of two families. Embracing volatile issues such as race, class, and ge...

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What price will people pay to hold their homes and dreams together?When Kate and Stuart Kinzler buy a run-down historic house in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they're hoping their grand renovation project can rescue their troubled marriage. Instead, they discover that years ago their home was the scene of a terrible crime—and the revelation tip...

Valerie Laken teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her first novel,Dream House, was named of oneBooklist's Top Ten First Novels andKirkus Review's Best Books of 2009.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0060840935

ISBN - 13:9780060840938

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“An interesting, worthy debut. It’s not every book that will appeal to people who like old houses and those who love a shivery story; this one does. For that, kudos.”