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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (854 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathryn Davis Narrator: Shelly Frasie Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girl’s unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lake’s beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Never has Davis’ prose seemed more effortless…The Thin Place is a bright, shimmering book.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Cosmic in her vision, provocative and comic in her storytelling, Kathryn Davis draws on sources as diverse as quantum physics and tales of saints and miracles and makes place a key element in her exploratory fiction.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Davis’s best yet.”

    Kirkus Review (starred review)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dormilona | 2/18/2014

    " Possibly one of the best books I've ever read in my life. Subtle, mesmerizing, brimming with acute observations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/15/2014

    " Just finished this book in 2 days and really liked it.....anyone that has animals will appreciate her humorous insights! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becca Stokes | 1/31/2014

    " Lost me towards the end - though as a whole, a striking read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenifer | 1/30/2014

    " I'm among those who think this book is pretty brilliant. I listened to the audiobook a few years ago and was impressed. I finally got around to reading it, in part, to confirm if it really was that good. It is. "

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About the Author
Author Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis is an award-winning American novelist. She has taught at Skidmore College, and is now senior fiction writer in the writing program in arts and sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a recipient of the Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999, a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 2006. Davis lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband, the novelist and essayist Eric Zencey.