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Plain bad heroines

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First Edition.

Our story begins in 1902, at the Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion to Mary, the girls establish their own private club and call it the Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their wildest happiness and, ultimately, of their macabre deaths. This is where their bodies are later discovered with a copy of Mary’s book splayed beside them, the victims of a swarm of stinging, angry yellow jackets. Less than five years later, the Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever—but not before three more people mysteriously die on the property, each in a most troubling way. Over a century later, the now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when wunderkind writer Merritt Emmons publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the “haunted and cursed” Gilded Age institution. Her bestselling book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring celebrity actor and lesbian it girl Harper Harper playing the ill-fated heroine Flo, oppo­site B-list actress and former child star Audrey Wells as Clara. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again, and our three modern her­oines arrive on set to begin filming, past and present become grimly entangled—or perhaps just grimly exploited—and soon it’s impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins.

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  • 3 of 7 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

2 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC DANFO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300448479
Checked out
11/28/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library DANFORTH (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301054257
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC DAN (Text)
New Fiction
52124300397838
Checked out
11/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library DAN (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300434642
Checked out
12/07/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Phelps Library Fic Dan (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100458517
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC DAN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300541061
Reshelving
-
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Danforth (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300981499
Checked out
12/15/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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