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The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316422048
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

Alix E. Harrow's lush sophomore novel grapples with the allure of feminine power and the bonds of sisterhood in a historical setting. A creative twist on magic and imaginary worlds draws from familiar European folklore, sure to delight any reader familiar with Grimms Tales and other mythological stories.


Three sisters, traumatized by their violent father, discover one another on the streets of New Salem in the mid-1850s. A mysterious pull has drawn them together at the moment of two incendiary events: a protest for Women's Suffrage and the dramatic yet brief appearance of the Lost Way of Avalon. These events compel the sisters to work together, despite old wounds, and inadvertently aid a tyrannical mayoral candidate in his efforts to snuff out witchcraft forever.


Review by Danielle

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The Hellbound Heart: A Novel By Clive Barker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061452888
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - October 2nd, 2007

This slight but viciously effective novella introduces a sadomasochistic mythology that spills over with gore and poetics. The monastic creatures within are iconic for a reason: they intrigue, terrify, and titillate. But its the human characters that are the real monsters, driven by ego and selfish desire. This tale explores the line between pleasure and pain and reveals the bloody face of transcendence. 

Review by Dean