An elderly widow whose husband died under strange circumstances.
An isolated dwelling that breeds fear.
Miranda has no recollection of where she came from—only that years ago, a gust of wind deposited her outside Bourne Manor. The Manor’s sole inhabitant, Wysteria Barrows, took Miranda in and promptly outfitted her with special boots—boots weighted with steel bars to keep her anchored to the ground. But aside from shelter and clothing, Miranda receives little warmth from the aging widow. The Manor, too, is a cold place, full of drafts and locked doors. Full of menace. Full of secrets.
Then one day a boy named Farley appears. Farley helps Miranda embrace her destiny with the wind . . . and uncover the Manor’s hidden past.
From the Hardcover edition.
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"Looking back, what stands out for me the most was my desire and passion to write. . . . I simply loved stories and read as many as I could find."–Rita MurphyRita Murphy is the winner of the 1999 Delacorte… More about Rita Murphy
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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Oct 14, 2008| 160 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375891137