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Laura Kasischke, the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling poet and author of The Raising, returns with Mind of Winter, a dark and chilling thriller that combines domestic drama with elements of psychological suspense and horror—an addictive tale of denial and guilt that is part Joyce Carol Oates and part Chris Bohjalian.

On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating on the edge of her consciousness. Something followed them from Russia. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric adopted baby Tatty, their pretty, black-haired Rapunzel, from the Pokrovka Orphanage #2. Now, at fifteen, Tatiana is more beautiful than ever—and disturbingly erratic.

As a blizzard rages outside, Holly and Tatiana are alone. With each passing hour, Tatiana’s mood darkens, and her behavior becomes increasingly frightening … until Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If I could stand on a mountaintop and shout over the land, I would do it now: This book is magnificent! It’s a gripping psychological thriller, at once both charmingly domestic and flat-out terrifying. Laura Kasischke writes so well that she leaves me inspired and very, very jealous.”

    Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A genuinely disturbing tale, each layer perfectly crafted, stacked together like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the tiniest one at the center, the horrific secret that everything else depends upon…Both a masterwork of evocative prose and a bone-chilling page-turner.”

    Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Thought provoking and chilling, Mind of Winter will have you looking over your shoulder as you tear through the pages to the shocking and heartbreaking conclusion. It will leave you questioning not only what is real but also what it means to be a good mother.”

    Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A book that will haunt you for days and long, long nights after reading.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Mind of Winter is a tightly coiled story of suffocating love and undeniable horror. Its grip is remarkably chilling, masterfully poetic, and psychologically unrelenting.”

    Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street

  • “It is not enough to say that Kasischke’s language is ‘poetic’…The language catapults us into another plane of existence, one of facade and reflection.”

    New York Times Book Review on My So-Called Death

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, March 2014
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About the Author
Author Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke is the author of a number of novels and collections of poetry. Her numerous awards include the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan.