One of Grant's ten "best books with settings that are strikingly brought to life," as shared at the Guardian:
The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanRead about the other entries on the list.
Set in a graveyard with a magnificent hilltop location overlooking the town, the tale of Bod, a living child adopted by ghosts and a vampire after the murder of his parents, has a location striking in its incongruity: the cute infant Bod practises his alphabet by picking out the letters on tombstones. But in spite of the numerous friendly ghosts, the graveyard is still a sinister place – who is the being who has been buried under the hill since before even the Celts were there?
The Graveyard Book is one of Nevada Barr's 6 favorite books.