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A sinister, supernatural imagined account of the Donner Party’s westward journey now in paperback, THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu

By Leslie Lindsay  We might all be familiar with the fated Donner Party, a group of pioneers struggling across the Great Plains as they journeyed west to California. But only some of it made it there alive.  NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! Vulture: 13 Best Horror Books Written by Women Best Books of 2018 – The Observer An NPR Best Horror Novel Barnes & Noble Best Horror of 2018 Nominated for Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel of 2018 Winner – 2019 Western Heritage Award for Best Novel And a glowing endorsement from Stephen King: “Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark.” THE HUNGER (available in paperback, March 5 2019 from Putman/PRH) is a tense, gripping reimagining of one of America’s most fascinating and tragic moments in history: The Donner Party. In 1846, a group of men, women, and children led by George Donner and James Reed journeyed west to California, following a new experimental route through the mountains known has Hastings’ Cutoff. Of the eighty-some souls who entered the mountains, …