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First Look: Cover Reveal for THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne Salerni + ARC Giveaway

Posted by on August 28, 2012

It’s time for yet another cover reveal! Today, I’m excited to bring to you the cover for THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne Salerni (Clarion/Harcourt, April 2013) Scroll down to read the skin-crawling synopsis, check out the beautiful cover, and enter to win an ARC!

“In Catawissa, sometimes the dead don’t stay where you put them.”

The year is 1867, and Verity Boone is returning to her birthplace, Catawissa, Pennsylvania. She knows that this small farm town will be a big change from Worcester, Massachusetts, where she’s spent most of her seventeen years, and she’s ready to face the challenge. She looks forward to a joyful reunion with her father and, of course, to meeting Nate McClure, her future husband, face-to-face for the first time.

But her homecoming isn’t all she expected. Verity’s father is awkward and distant, and there’s no role for her in his household. Even Nate disappoints—their strained conversations are very unlike the easy exchange of letters that convinced Verity to accept his proposal.

And a horrifying surprise awaits her. The graves of her mother and aunt are enclosed in iron cages just outside the local cemetery’s walls, and Verity is determined to find out why. She hears rumors of grave robbers, hidden treasure, even witchcraft. Were the cages built to keep others out—or the dead in? Verity’s search for the truth exposes the town’s closely guarded secrets, sheds light on some disturbing family history, and leads her into mortal danger.

Dianne Salerni

Dianne K. Salerni is a fifth-grade teacher and children’s book author who lives in New London, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two daughters, and a goofy German Shepherd.

Dianne was inspired to write this novel after finding two real-life caged graves in Catawissa, Pennsylvania. Like Verity, she tried to solve the mystery of why they were built. When she couldn’t find any explanation for the cages in her research, she decided to create one. The result was The Caged Graves, her second novel.

Dianne’s first novel, We Hear the Dead, was published by Sourcebooks in 2010 and tells the true story of Maggie Fox, a 19th century spirit medium. We Hear the Dead has been optioned for film.

And now for the cover! What do you think?? (Click to enlarge)

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And now for the giveaway! Dianne was kind enough to donate an ARC of THE CAGED GRAVES to one lucky winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. I love the cover. It reminds me of a Penguin Classics cover. And the idea of cages around graves is utterly creepy and intriguing at the same time. I'd love to go to Catawissa and see them!

  2. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Love the cover, very fitting to the story blurb. Sounds incredibly interesting, and I will definitely pick it up, regardless of a win or not!

    Good luck to everyone!


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