About The Ocean at the End of the Lane
• Paperback: 208 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 3, 2014)
#1 New York Times Bestseller in hardcover
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.
About Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels; the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things; and co-editor (with Al Sarrantonio) of the fiction anthology Stories. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Newbery Medal. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Neil’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, June 3rd: Read. Write. Repeat.
Wednesday, June 4th: The Well-Read Redhead
Thursday, June 5th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, June 9th: The Scarlet Letter
Tuesday, June 10th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Wednesday, June 11th: The Book Wheel
Thursday, June 12th: guiltless reading
Monday, June 16th: Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, June 17th: Walking With Nora
Wednesday, June 18th: Olduvai Reads
Thursday, June 19th: Literary Feline
Monday, June 23rd: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, June 25th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Sunday, July 6th: Books à la Mode