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The Bear and the Nightingale

(2017)
(The first book in the Bear and the Nightingale series)
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Katherine Arden's bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.

"A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up." - Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted

Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse's fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil.

Then Vasya's widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya's stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village.

But Vasya's stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village's defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed - to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse's most frightening tales.

Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale

"Arden's debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical." - The Washington Post

"Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices." - The Christian Science Monitor

"Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family." - Booklist (starred review)

"An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic." - Robin Hobb

"Haunting and lyrical, The Bear and the Nightingale tugs at the heart and quickens the pulse. I can't wait for her next book." - Terry Brooks

Genre: Fantasy    

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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-4104-9617-1 / 978-1-4104-9617-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-104-X / 978-1-78503-104-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-101-88593-9 / 978-1-101-88593-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Series)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-105-8 / 978-1-78503-105-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-101-88595-5 / 978-1-101-88595-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale (Winternight Series)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-523-1 / 978-1-78503-523-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author(s): Arden Katherine
ISBN: 0-399-59328-4 / 978-0-399-59328-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House US
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Arden
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Series)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Ebury Digital
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January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey
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