Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Spider in a tree : a novel / Susan Stinson.


  • ISBN: 9781618730695 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 161873069X (pbk.)
  • Description: iv, 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2013]

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/ Stinson (Text to phone) Available -
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Marblehead Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION STINSON, SUSAN 2013 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Summary: "In his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Jonathan Edwards compared a person dangling a spider over a hearth to God holding a sinner over the fires of hell. Here, spiders and insects preach back. No voice drowns out all others: Leah, a young West African woman enslaved in the Edwards household; Edwards's young cousins Joseph and Elisha, whose father kills himself in fear for his soul; and Sarah, Edwards' wife, who is visited by ecstasy. Ordinary grace, human failings, and extraordinary convictions combine in unexpected ways to animate this New England tale"-- Provided by publisher.