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In the summer of 1844, Tom Lyman flees to Bonaventure, a transcendentalist farming cooperative tucked away in eastern Connecticut, to hide from his past. There Lyman must adjust to a new life among idealists, under the fatherly eye of the group's founder, David Grosvenor. When he isn't ducking work or the questions of the eccentric residents, Lyman occupies himself by cour ...more
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Eric Guignard
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great historic tale of murder, greed, and lurking monsters beneath the ground. With a heart of mystery, a temperament of horror, and a persuasion of literary splendor, Jackson Kuhl’s A Season of Whispers will lead you though slowly darkening twists until you’ve sunk inescapably into the sinister depths of Bonaventure Farm.
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Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You know when you open a book, hope it’s going to be okay and then a few paragraphs in you know it’s going to be awesome? Yeah, this one is just like that. I couldn’t bear to put it down. Pick a cold rainy night with the wind whispering around the chimney and get comfortable. It’s that kind of book—a literary horror harkening back to the Lovecraft stories, where the humans can be as evil and relentless as the monsters. Well plotted, brimming with suspense, the language lifts the story out of the ...more
TheCrookedHouse
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I was really impressed with this novella.

A very gothic tale with a surprise creature feature.

This story had a lot of creepy twists and a dark, eerie setting that I truly appreciated. The characters were interesting and far from innocent and this added to the suspense ten-fold.

I don't want to divulge too much because it's definitely better enjoyed with less information going in. So, all I will say is that this is a story about a man that joins a co-op of farmers on a piece of property with a di
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JACKSON KUHL is the author of the Revolutionary War biography Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer and the Gothic novel A Season of Whispers. Kuhl has written for Atlas Obscura, the Journal of the American Revolution, National Geographic News, and other publications. Several of his short stories, which have appeared in Black Static and numerous anthologies, are collected in The Dead Ride Fast ...more

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