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The writing retreat : a novel / Julia Bartz.

Bartz, Julia, (author.).

Alex has all but given up on her dreams of becoming a published author when she receives the opportunity to attend an exclusive, month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror writer Roza Vallo. Even the knowledge that Wren, her former best friend and current rival, is attending doesn't dampen her excitement. Then Roza drops a bombshell: participants must all complete an entire novel from scratch during the next month, and the author of the best one will receive a life-changing seven-figure publishing deal. Determined to win this seemingly impossible contest, Alex tries to ignore Roza's erratic behavior, Wren's cruel mind games, and the alleged haunting of the mansion itself. But when one of the writers vanishes during a snowstorm, Alex becomes desperate to discover the truth and save herself.

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  • ISBN: 9781982199456 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1982199458 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2023.
Subject: Women authors > Fiction.
Writers' retreats > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 64 of 67 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cambria County Library System.


  • 3 current holds with 67 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Highland Community Library F BAR (Text) 35610001006670 HGHM Fiction Available -
Nanty Glo Public Library F Bar (Text) 31815190063945 NGLM Fiction Available -

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