Saturday, April 6, 2019

Community Wide Readalong: The Winter People

We are getting really excited about our next Ladies of Horror Fiction readalong! Starting May 5 we will be reading The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter.

Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked into the historical mystery, she discovers that she’s not the only person looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

The Winter People Readalong Schedule

The Winter People readalong will begin on Sunday, May 5. Each Sunday we will post discussion questions (and our thoughts!) for each section of the readalong.

May 5

We will kickoff the readalong of The Winter People with a post on May 5. Drop by and let us know you are joining in!

May 5 – 11

The first week we will be reading the following sections:

January 2

May 12

On May 12 we will post some week one discussion questions. We would love for you to join in the discussion by posting on your blog, sharing your thoughts on social media (#LOHFReadalong), or answering our questions right here in the comments.

May 12 – 18

During week two, we will read these sections:

January 3

May 19

We will post week two’s discussion questions on May 19.

May 19 – 25

We will read the following sections during week three:

January 4

May 26

Week three’s discussion questions will be posted on May 26.

May 26 – June 1

During the final week of the readalong, we will read the following sections:

January 4
January 4
January 4
January 4
January 5

June 2

We will post our final discussion questions on June 2. If you post a review of The Winter People on your blog, Goodreads, or on social media, we would love for you to leave those links for others to read as well!

Sharing the Readalong

Please feel free to grab the readalong graphic and share across your platforms to let everyone know you are joining in.

The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People

Be sure to use the #LOHFReadalong hashtag so we can find and share your posts!

Join the Readalong

Will you be joining us in May? Let us know! We can’t wait to read The Winter People with you!

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