REVIEW: 'The Hundred-Year House,' by Rebecca Makkai

  • Updated: August 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM

“For a ghost story, the tale of Violet Saville Devohr was vague and underwhelming,” writes Rebecca Makkai in the opening line of “The Hundred-Year House.” This may be true, but Makkai’s book holds all of the elements of the perfect summer yarn: eccentric artists, a mysterious death, a locked attic door and a large estate that has secrets built into its walls.

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