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The Lost History of Dreams

(2019)
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A postmortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the Gothic tradition ofWuthering HeightsandThe Thirteenth Tale.

All love stories are ghost stories in disguise.

When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned postmortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh's remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained-glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne 16 years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne's last book, The Lost History of Dreams.

However, Ada's grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: Before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle's story of Ada and Hugh's ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.

As the mystery of Ada and Hugh's relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert's own marriage - including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn't - things from beyond the grave.

Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric Gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
ISBN: 1-4328-6299-5 / 978-1-4328-6299-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
ISBN: 1-982101-01-6 / 978-1-982101-01-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster USA
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February 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
ISBN: 1-982101-02-4 / 978-1-982101-02-2
Publisher: Atria Books
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April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
ISBN: 1-5082-8295-1 / 978-1-5082-8295-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
Publisher: Atria Books
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Title: The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Kris Waldherr
Publisher: Atria Books
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