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Chapel of Ease

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Tufa series)
A novel by

 
 
The latest installment in Alex Bledsoe's critically-acclaimed Tufa series about musically-talented fae in rural Tennessee, a series Kirkus Reviews calls "powerful, character-driven drama...a sheer delight." (starred review)

“Beautifully written, surprisingly moving, and unexpected in the best of ways.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author

When Matt Johansson, a young New York actor, auditions for "Chapel of Ease," an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. They soon become friends; Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated home town. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer: what is buried in the ruins of the chapel of ease?

As opening night approaches, strange things begin to happen. A dreadlocked girl follows Ray and spies on him. At the press preview, a strange Tufa woman warns him to stop the show. Then, as the rave reviews arrive, Ray dies in his sleep.

Matt and the cast are distraught, but there's no question of shutting down: the run quickly sells out. They postpone opening night for a week and Matt volunteers to take Ray's ashes back to Needsville. He also hopes, while he's there, to find out more of the real story behind the play and discover the secret that Ray took to his grave.

Matt's journey into the haunting Appalachian mountains of Cloud County sets him on a dangerous path, where some secrets deserve to stay buried.

Enter the captivating world of the fae in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels

The Hum and the Shiver
Wisp of a Thing
Long Black Curl
Chapel of Ease
Gather Her Round


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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Imagine a book somewhere between American Gods and Faulkner. A good book. Absolutely worth your time." - Patrick Rothfuss


Used availability for Alex Bledsoe's Chapel of Ease

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chapel of Ease: A Novel of the Tufa (Tufa Novels, 4)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
ISBN: 0-7653-7656-3 / 978-0-7653-7656-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chapel of Ease (Tufa Novels, 4)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
ISBN: 0-7653-7657-1 / 978-0-7653-7657-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Chapel of Ease (The Tufa Novels)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
ISBN: 1-72133-074-7 / 978-1-72133-074-4
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Chapel of Ease (Tufa Novels, Book 4)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
ISBN: 1-5046-6168-0 / 978-1-5046-6168-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Chapel of Ease (Tufa Novels, Book 4)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
ISBN: 1-5046-6167-2 / 978-1-5046-6167-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chapel of Ease: A Novel of the Tufa (Tufa Novels Book 4)
Author(s): Alex Bledsoe
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU