Sparrow Hill Road

Sparrow Hill Road

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"Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross--a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running. They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by "Rose," a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what's his. She's the angel of the overpass, she's the darling of the truck stops, and she's going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it's not like it can kill her. You can't kill what's already dead."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Daw Books, c2014
ISBN: 9780756409616
Branch Call Number: SF MCGUIRE
Characteristics: 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Oct 15, 2016

"Where do urban legends really come from? Everyone knows the one about the girl who asks for a ride home; the one who turns out to have been dead all along. But where did she come from? Who was she? And how did she die?

Meet Rose, the girl who crashed and burned on Sparrow Hill Road in 1952. She was sixteen years old, pretty as a picture, and in the wrong place at the wrong time. A midnight drive turned into a fight for her life—a fight that she lost. Her story could have ended that night, but a well-timed ride set her on another path. She's been running down the ghostroads ever since. A lot of people have said a lot of things about her; she's been called everything from angel to devil, from ghost story to myth to something more. They whisper her name everywhere from Michigan to Maine, from Wyoming to Washington...but no one knows what really happened that long-ago night at the top of Sparrow Hill."

Not your average ghost story by any stretch of the imagination. Seanan McGuire creates a series of characters in this novel that you would almost swear were real people whose interconnected stories she had recorded. I laughed and I cried at various times and thought my heart would break. Ms McGuire has created a very believable world with people I would love to meet in person.

Aug 30, 2016

Although not apart of any of Seanan Mcguire's series it is definitely one not to skip

Jan 29, 2015

I think I might be just a little bit in love with Gary...

Oct 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. The author has written a ":ghost" story, based on all those ghost stories that we grew up with. This story, however, is fleshed out in a believable world and the heroine, Rose Marshall, is a prickly, funny, sad figure who's story grabs an holds you. It is not a linear book, though, so if you have problems reading a book that jumps around in time, this will be a challenge.


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Mar 15, 2018

"I’ve been in the dark a lot longer than I was in the light, and while I still regret the way that I died, I’ve given up on trying to fight my way back. All I want to do now is find a way to stop the man who condemned me to this twilight wandering—the one who would have done a lot worse, if I’d given him the chance."

Mar 15, 2018

"One in three hitchhikers on the North American road died long before anyone offered them a ride, and for the most part, we’re pretty friendly."

Mar 15, 2018

"I have never wanted to punch a highway in the face as badly as I do right now."


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Jul 15, 2016

An unusual detour of the discount Armageddon series. Rose Marshall is just a slip of a girl, or what used to be, before her death made her a highway legend and a ghost.
Murdered by Bobby Cross, a man who could fill in for the devil himself, all for the sake of her soul and the chance to extend his immortality.
For sixty years Rose has run away from him and that night. Hitchhiking and gaining names by the dozen. Bobby always just behind her.

You can't always run from your past, and this time Rose has decided to stop running. It's time for her to fight.


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