Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads, #1)

TITLE: Sparrow Hill Road
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
YEAR: 2014
LENGTH: 336 pages
AGE: Adult
GENRE: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Queer Rep Summary: No canon queer rep.

SPARROW HILL ROAD meanders back and forth across the US and through time as Rose guides her fellow departed, and nudges those who have a chance to stay with the living.

This is structured as a collection of short stories following one ghost's journey, woven together until the final tale is the culmination of everything that came before. As every ghost story has echoes and variations, these too have repetition in the framing but distinction in the details, with Rose's voice as a throughline. I like the cadence of the sections individually and the book as a whole.

CW for ableism, sexism, confinement, car accident, violence, torture, major character death, death.

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