A Curse Dark as Gold

by Elizabeth C. Bunce

This ravishing winner of the ALA’s WilliamC.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 396 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.56 out of 5
  • Published March 1st 2008 by Arthur A. Levine Books
  • Original Title: A Curse Dark as Gold
  • ISBN: 0439895766 (ISBN13: 9780439895767)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Literary Awards: William C. Morris YA Debut Award (2009)
  • Smithsonian Notable Book
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award (2011)
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Nominee (2011)
  • Arkansas Teen Book Award (2009) ...more Cybils Award (2008)...less

This ravishing winner of the ALA’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award is a fairy tale, spun with a mystery, woven with a family story, and shot through with romance.Charlotte Miller has always scoffed at talk of a curse on her family’s woolen mill, which holds her beloved small town together. But after her father’s death, the bad luck piles up: departing workers, impossible debts, an overbearing uncle. Then a stranger named Jack Spinner offers a tempting proposition: He can turn straw into gold thread, for the small price of her mother’s ring. As Charlotte is drawn deeper into her bargains with Spinner-and a romance with the local banker-she must unravel the truth of the curse on the mill and save the community she’s always called home.