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Historical fiction set in 1920's New York chock full of intriguing characters and a frightening ghost villain read by a fabulous narrator.
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“How do you invent a religion?” Evie asked.
Will looked over the top of his spectacles. “You say, ‘God told me the following,’ and then wait for people to sign up.”
“There is no greater power on this earth than story.” Will paced the length of the room. “People think boundaries and borders build nations. Nonsense—words do. Beliefs, declarations, constitutions—words. Stories. Myths. Lies. Promises. History.” Will grabbed the sheaf of newspaper clippings he kept in a stack on his desk. “This, and these”—he gestured to the library’s teeming shelves—“they’re a testament to the country’s rich supernatural history.”
There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he's right.
People will believe anything if it means they can go on with their lives and not have to think too hard about it.
People always fear what they don't understand, Evangeline. History proves that.
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