Literary Witches is a tribute to a pantheon of women authors like no other– part biography, part grimoire– envisioning their conjuring of words and worlds as sources of magic. Jamaica Kincaid becomes “the sorceress of islands,” Mary Shelley “the alchemyst of monsters.” Virginia Woolf “understood the longing of cupboards when no one was looking into them.” I found myself both inspired to seek out more of these pioneering women’s work and to keep practicing my own literary witchcraft. Poetic, funny, and wyrd in every way, each vignette is featured alongside beautiful folkloric portraits, making this book one to display in any literature lover’s collection!
–Marissa, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
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