|aThe book of speculation |b[a novel] |cErika Swyler, with illustrations by the author.
|a1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
|aNew York, NY |bSt. Martin's Griffin|c2016.
|aviii, 376 p. |bill. |c21 cm.
|aSimon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a cliff that is slowly crumbling into the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. One day, Simon receives a mysterious book from an antiquarian bookseller; it has been sent to him because it is inscribed with the name Verona Bonn, Simon's grandmother. Simon must unlock the mysteries of the book, and decode his family history, before fate deals its next deadly hand.