Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Rose, M. J., 1953- author.

Title The secret language of stones : a novel / M.J. Rose.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ROSE,M.J.    Available
Edition First Atria books hardcover edition.
Description 308 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary In World War I Paris, Opaline Duplessi, an employee at the famous La Fantasie Russie jewelry store, spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, and mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen. People say that Opaline's creations are magical, a word she would rather not use. But she does have a rare gift, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from the stones and receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is not a mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message directly to her, and Opaline sets off on a journey into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel, where the exiled Romanov dowager empress waits to discover the fate of her family. -- adapted from publisher website.
Subject Jewelers -- Fiction.
Mediums -- Fiction.
Romanov, House of -- Fiction.
Paris (France), setting.
Genre/Form Occult fiction.
Gothic fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
ISBN 9781476778099 (hardcover)
1476778094 (hardcover)
9781476778105 (softcover)
1476778108 (softcover)
9781476778112 (ebook)

Available items only