The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to kick off the Community Wide Readalong of The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon today!
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.
Week 1: May 5 – 11
This week we will be reading the following sections:
Next Sunday, May 12, we will post discussion questions (along with our answers), and we would love for you to join in. You are welcome to post your answers in the comments section here at LOHF, on your own blog, and/or your social media platform. Be sure to leave us a link and tag us at #LOHFReadalong so we can join in the discussions.
Join the Readalong
Will you be reading The Winter People with us this month? Be sure to let us know! We are so excited to be reading this book with you!