The Once and Future Witches, by Alix E.Harrow

Staff Pick

There isn’t a woman in New Salem who doesn’t recall a grandmother or an aunt using words and ways to make a house tidy or a hem neat. Witchcraft has been a punishable crime for generations, but this is the nineteenth century! Women are holding jobs and living alone! So why not band together and write the spells necessary to hang the laundry and win the right to vote?

The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316422048
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

In the House in the Dark of the Woods, by Laird Hunt

Staff Pick

The story itself is simple: a Puritan goodwife strays too far from home and finds herself lost in the woods. This premise almost offers the familiar comfort of a childhood fairytale but what unfolds is an eerie, slow burn of psychological horror that is just vague enough to be satisfying. It’s this equivocal unknowing that makes this book so brilliantly atmospheric and only as scary as you dare interpret.

In the House in the Dark of the Woods By Laird Hunt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316515801
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Staff Pick

The hallowed halls of Yale University hide a dark underbelly. The secret societies are more than just boys’ clubs for the rich and privileged, hosting occult practices and ancient magic that outsiders can’t fathom. So sinister are their origins that the Ninth House was created to monitor their behaviors and keep hidden bizarre and ethereal rituals. Alex Stern, a high school dropout with a full ride to the university to manage the elite members with a unique, unspeakable talent. Perhaps in over her head, Alex discovers that there’s more to these groups then hazing and parties.

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313072
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019