Vermont author Katherine Arden hosts signing for spooky new novel

Katherine Arden returns to The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury to celebrate the release of her deliciously creepy new novel for middle grade readers, “Small Spaces,” on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5-7 p.m. Arden, a Middlebury College alum, is also known for her bestselling trilogy that began with “The Bear and the Nightingale.” Friday’s event will include party favors, treats and activities, and Arden will greet fans and sign any and all of her books. Free and open to the public.
A bit about the book
After suffering a tragic loss, 11-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think — she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man,” a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.
“Is it a mystery? A fairy tale? A horror thriller?” Asked R.L. Stine, author of “Goosebumps” and “Fear Street.” “As the suspense gripped me, I just wanted to know one thing — WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Terrifying and fun.”

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