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Subject: Charles de Lint Newford Series
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 3:44 AM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2007
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I have become interested in the  Newford series of books by Charles de Lint about a fictional New England town by the name of  Newford.   I did some online research on these books and found this chronological reading listi for them.  This seems to be a good place to save it where I can find it again, and I thought it might benefit others.  Have you read any of these books and what did you think of them?   Some of them are listed as Young Adult books.


?   1993   Spiritwalk (Newford)   0812516206   YA?  (YA = Young Adult)


1.  1992  The Dreaming Place (Firebird)   014230218X  YA


      1b. 1990s  From A Whisper To A Scream  (Horror, as  S. Keys)    0765304341


      1c. 1990s  I'll Be Watching You  (Horror, as  S. Keys)    076530435X


2.  1995   Memory and Dream (Newford)    0812534077  0765316781


3.  1993   Dreams Underfoot: A Newford Collection  (ss)    0765306794  


4.  1998   Trader (Newford)   0765302969   0812551575   033034935X


5.  1996   The Ivory and the Horn (Newford)   (ss = short stories)     0812534085   076531679X


6.  1999   Someplace to Be Flying (Newford)   0812551583   076530757X


7.  1999   Moonlight & Vines (Newford)   (ss)     0812565495    0765309173


8.  2001   Forests of the Heart (Newford)    0312875681   0575072946


9.  2002   The Onion Girl (Newford)   0765303817   0575073977
   


10. 2004   Waifs and Strays   (ss)   0142401587   YA


11. 2003   Tapping the Dream Tree (Newford)   (ss)    0312874014    0312868405


12. 2004   Spirits in the Wires (Newford)     0312869711  158439000X


13. 2004   Blue Girl     0670059242   0142405450    YA


14.  Seven Wild Sisters    1931081336  YA


      14b. Circle of Cats    0670036471  YA


      14c. Medicine Road    1931081964   YA


15.  2007  Widdershins (Newford)     0765312867



Last Edited on: 2/23/08 3:46 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 9:08 AM ET
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thanks for posting this.  My wife is currenttly reading this seies and I am going to send this list on to her.

 

Mike B.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 11:43 AM ET
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Aaagh! I read Widdershins last year and really enjoyed it. I knew enough from the story to know that there were others, but I didn't realise I read the last one!! And there were 14 others before it!

It was really well written, I thought.

 

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 8:26 AM ET
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I looked up a few of these books and was stunned to see that some of them go for $50 or more at Amazon.  Seven Wild Sisters starts at over $90!  Wow!  I love de Lint, but there ain't no way I'd spend that kind of money for a novel!

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 2:03 PM ET
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I have read all of De Lint's Newford books up through 1999's Moonlight & Vines.  I loved the setting initially, but burned out after reading through 5-6 books too fast.  Not to knock De Lint's writing, I thought he was a good storyteller and great at creating believable, empathetic characters; it's just that the whole "Celtic-Native American-New Age-hippie-artsy-musicians" thing got pretty stale after a while...

I much prefer the two volumes he penned for Philip Jose Farmer's science-fantasy series The Dungeon.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/31/2006
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I've read them all  :  D  I've been reading deLint since way back when, when all you could find were short stories in anthologies and special order the chapbooks (for a mint, even then)  I used to loan my copies out but I've had to replace them so many times (they never seem to come back) that I've reached the point that I just purchase copies for others.  I just love deLint...