Book ‘The Dance Tree’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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From the bestselling author of The Mercies
The gripping new novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies. 'Exceptionally brilliant. Immersive, sensual, compelling, ambitious' - Marian Keyes. 'Intriguing, haunting... raw, beautiful' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne. Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and as she is joined by hundreds of others, the authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in to play the Devil out of these women. Just beyond the city’s limits, pregnant Lisbet lives with her mother-in-law and husband, tending the bees that are their livelihood. And then...
Publisher: Picador (May 12, 2022)  Pages: 296 pages  ISBN-10: 1529005213  ISBN-13: 978-1529005219  ASIN:‎ B09L88PHJT

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a poet, playwright, and author. Her books for children and young adults include the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of Everything, The Way Past Winter, and A Secret of Birds & Bone (2020). The Deathless Girls was her first YA novel. Her debut novel for adults is The Mercies (February 2020). Between them, her children’s books have won numerous awards including Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Historical Association Young Quills Award, and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year. They have been shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize, the Little Rebels Prize, the Branford Boase Award, the Blue Peter Best Story Award, Costa Children’s Book Prize, and Foyles’ Children’s Book of the Year, amongst others. The Mercies debuted at number one of the The Times bestseller list, is a Sunday Time bestseller, and was selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. It is listed for the prestigious Prix Femina in France, and was called ‘unquestionably the book of the 2018 London Book Fair’ by The Bookseller. Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, the artist Tom de Freston, and their rescue cat, Luna.