Neil Gaiman, author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, on tour June 2014

Posted By on May 22, 2014

The Ocean at the End of the LaneAbout 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.

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Neil GaimanAbout Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels NeverwhereStardustAmerican GodsCoraline, Anansi BoysThe Graveyard BookThe 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.

Find out more about Neil at his website, connect with him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

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


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