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Author Wynne, Phoebe, author.

Title Madam / Phoebe Wynne.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F WYNNE, P.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F WYNNE, P.    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTON WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F WYNNE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  WYNNE, PHOEBE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Adult Fiction  WYNNE, PHOEBE    Check Shelf

Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 340 pages ; 25 cm
Note "First published in 2021 in the United Kingdom by Quercus Books"--Title page verso.
Summary "A riveting, modern gothic debut with shades of The Secret History, The Stepford Wives, and a dash of Circe, set at a secretive all girls' boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula. For 150 years, high above rocky Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat untouched, a beacon of excellence in an old ancestral castle. A boarding school for girls, it promises that the young women lucky enough to be admitted will emerge 'resilient and ready to serve society.' Into its illustrious midst steps Rose Christie: a 26-year-old Classics teacher, Caldonbrae's new head of the department, and the first hire for the school in over a decade. At first, Rose is overwhelmed to be invited into this institution, whose prestige is unrivaled. But she quickly discovers that behind the school's elitist veneer lies an impenetrable, starkly traditional culture that she struggles to reconcile with her modernist beliefs-not to mention her commitment to educating 'girls for the future.' It also doesn't take long for Rose to suspect that there's more to the secret circumstances surrounding the abrupt departure of her predecessor-a woman whose ghost lingers everywhere-than anyone is willing to let on. In her search for this mysterious former teacher, Rose instead uncovers the darkness that beats at the heart of Caldonbrae, forcing her to confront the true extent of the school's nefarious purpose, and her own role in perpetuating it. A darkly feminist tale pitched against a haunting backdrop, and populated by an electrifying cast of heroines, Madam will keep readers engrossed until the breathtaking conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Girls' schools -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Young women -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Women teachers -- Fiction.
Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Mythology, Greek -- Fiction.
Feminism -- Fiction.
Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Gothic.
FICTION / Feminist.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Gothic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9781250272041 (hardcover)
1250272041 (hardcover)
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