Books The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters Hardcover, 466 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Little StrangerAuthorSarah Waters Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary After being summoned to treat a patient at dilapidated Hundreds Hall, Dr. Faraday finds himself becoming entangled in the lives of the owners, the Ayres family, and the supernatural presences in the house. Genres: Fiction Also by Sarah Waters The Paying Guests The Night Watch Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Little Stranger The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Sarah Waters Spins A Haunting Tale Of Class Conflict June 9, 2009 Author Sarah Waters doesn't believe in ghosts in real life, but that didn't stop her from setting her new novel, The Little Stranger, in a crumbling Warwickshire manor house where mysterious spirits cause havoc. Sarah Waters Spins A Haunting Tale Of Class Conflict Listen · 5:10 5:10 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104904672/105143879" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Madness, A Mansion And Overtones Of the Occult June 5, 2009 Although her past works have focused on lesbian themes, class anxiety is the animating force behind Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, a chilling and psychologically layered haunted-house story set in the aftermath of World War II.