logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Steep and Thorny Way - Cat Winters
The Steep and Thorny Way
by: (author)
3.50 30
A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten. 1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an... show more
A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.
show less
Format: hardcover
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
0.0
Before I get to my review of the book, I just want to talk a minute about the history of eugenics in the United States. I have never been taught this in school. I am absolutely outraged and disgusted that not only were eugenics very prominent in the United States, to the point that a lot of historia...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it
4.0 Something is rotten in the state of Oregon.
This 1920s retelling of Hamlet set in rural Oregon with a biracial heroine more than lives up to its premise. I have family there and was thrilled to see how true to the setting this book is -- the woods and creeks, the brambles, the sense of emptiness and isolation paired with small-town "everyone ...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
3.5 Review: The Steep and Thorny Way
Punctuated with historical photos, this YA historical fiction with supernatural elements is a re-imagining of Hamlet told in prohibition era Oregon. Instead of a rich white man who can't commit to anything, we have a young, biracial girl who cannot trust anyone. The further I got into this book, t...
Other editions (1)
Books by Cat Winters
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?