Elissa Washuta’s White Magic is a collection of amazing essays about loneliness, addiction, cultural devastation, and grief. Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz tribe, explores the persistent trauma of colonization on the native peoples of North America, as well as her own efforts to find her own place and identity in this modern world. Along the way, she encounters “Twin Peaks,” Fleetwood Mac, and the modern occult fascination with witchcraft. Show up for the keenly worded personal essays; stick around for the delightfully nuanced commentary on finding yourself in the 21st century.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA