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Set in the town of Henbane in the Ozark mountains, this is a dark and complex tale - coming of age, murder, and complicated family ties. Young Lucy is haunted by the death of her slow-witted friend Cheri, and the disappearance of the mother she never knew. What Lucy discovers is gruesome and horrific. The authors writing skillfully evokes the beauty of the Ozarks. She is realistic in her examination of the human condition. - Katherine
This is a most delicious indulgence - English aristocracy, a witch's coven, and a true love that alters destiny. Brackston is adept at drawing her characters in clear strokes and establishes a certain sense of place (late 1800's Great Britain - London). What impressed me was Brackston's understanding of witchcraft and witch power - everything seemed real and true. A page turner! -Katherine Cobb, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, Oregon
"This is a heart touching memoir with very current concerns. Both major characters have hidden wounds that begin to heal as their friendship develops. A Kenyan professor turned gardener and bagger at a grocery store in Roanoke and a white American teacher who hates flowers form an absolute friendship. As Giles helps Carol restore her garden, themes of reclaiming and restoring beauty are explored both in the natural and human world. An unforgettable story."
" Hoffman's gift for story telling takes on new depth as Coney Island (New York in the early 1900's) becomes the colorful backdrop for the story of young Coralie & Eddie's romance. Repressive fathers, a touch of magic, the opening of Coney Island and the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911 all add into a thick plot. Illusion and photography give Hoffman's magic a realistic bent. The rich cultural history is fascinating and the human relationships are full of depth."
"Written by the nonfiction editor of the Washington Post, Little Demon in the City of Light is historical nonfiction that reads like a spicy mystery novel. French culture and sensibility are revealed in a murder investigation that also explores the Belle Epoch (late 1800's) fascination with hypnotism and mind control. Once I began reading, the real world faded away and I was mesmerized."
"Now I want to read Jungersen's first novel Undergrowth! You Disappear has a well constructed plot and close regard for human relationships - makes for a cannot put down read. The author has carefully researched neurology. He deftly explores how a flaw in a human anatomy can trick a person to behave in an unacceptable manner."