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Ransom, Christopher | Birthing House, The | Signed First Edition Copy
Birthing House, The | Ransom, Christopher | Signed First Edition Book


 
THE BIRTHING HOUSE by Christopher Ransom
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. August 2009 NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312385842
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BIRTHING HOUSE, THE by Christopher Ransom - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

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It was expecting them.

Conrad and Joanna Harrison, a young couple from Los Angeles, attempt to save their marriage by leaving the pressures of the city to start anew in a quiet, rural setting. They buy a Victorian mansion that once served as a haven for unwed mothers, called a birthing house. One day when Joanna is away, the previous owner visits Conrad to bequeath a vital piece of the house’s historic heritage, a photo album that he claims “belongs to the house.” Thumbing through the old, sepia-colored photographs of midwives and fearful, unhappily pregnant girls in their starched, nineteenth-century dresses, Conrad is suddenly chilled to the bone: staring back at him with a countenance of hatred and rage is the image of his own wife…

Thus begins a story of possession, sexual obsession, and, ultimately, murder, as a centuries-old crime is reenacted in the present, turning Conrad and Joanna’s American dream into a relentless nightmare.

An extraordinary marriage of supernatural thrills and exquisite psychological suspense, The Birthing House marks the debut of a writer whose first novel is a terrifying tour de force.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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4 of 5 A GOOD STORY BUT.... April 25, 2010
Reviewer: Carrie L. from Idaho Falls, ID United States  
I REALLY LIKED THE STORY AND IT HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BE EVEN BETTER IF THE AUTHOR WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP MORE HISTORY ABOUT THE GHOSTS AND  HOUSE. SOME OF THE SENTENCES ARE SHORT AND CHOPPY, WHICH HAD ME REREADING THINKING I MISSED SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO THE STORY. THE AUTHORS STYLE OF WRITTING TOOK A BIT OF GETTING USED TO ON MY PART.
THIS IS DEFINENTLY A DARK  STORY WITHOUT A HAPPY ENDING. EVEN THOUGH I WANTED MORE FROM THIS TALE IT WAS STILL A VERY GOOD STORY AND I WOULD READ IT AGAIN.

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