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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

By Lorrie Moore

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award
Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction
Chosen as a top e-book of the Year by The big apple instances ebook Review, The Washington publish, Chicago Tribune, The Christian technological know-how display screen, Kansas urban superstar, monetary instances, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Real basic

Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the daughter of a gentleman farmer, has come to a school city as a scholar. while she takes a task as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous relations, she unearths herself drawn deeper into their global and endlessly replaced. advised during the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate on the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, classification, love, and conflict in America.

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The community itself grew and shrank as witches came and went, the cottages lasting only as long as they were needed. Some, like the gingerbread houses, disintegrated over time if not maintained. The cottages with chicken legs walked away when their owners died. The rug was skimming just above the tops of the trees when I spotted Grandmother's cottage. Made of gingerbread, it had been repaired so many times that it didn't look at all the way it had when it was new. Visitors had eaten most of the icing trim, and my grandmother had replaced it with spun sugar.

Clutching the small bag of sand and the parchment in one hand, Grassina held the scale in the other and said, Witches who around here sat Suddenly decided that They had someplace new to go, As this picture seems to show. Use these things to help us find them. Let no one in secret bind them. Be it near or be it far, Show us where these witches are. I peered over my aunt's shoulder to see the scale. A gift to Grassina from a dragon friend, the scale was an excellent direction finder, with sparks of light flashing red for hot when aimed in the right direction, and blue for cold when aimed the wrong way.

It was so fast, too, not at all like the last time. I couldn't believe it at first, but it lasted only a little while, then suddenly I was back to being me. And then it happened again. What's going on? " "It wasn't only you, Eadric. " said Haywood. "You sneezed. " "I was afraid something like that might happen," Grassina said. " Eadric frowned. "I'm glad you understand. " "It's simple, really," said my aunt. "Emma's magic is strong, and she has to learn how to control it. Until she does, whenever she stresses her body, that stress is going to snap her back to whatever form she was in last.

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