I need to get a paperback version of this one someday, so I can annotate.
The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow
Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Queer, Witches
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
13 apr 2023
26 apr 2023
I was 2/3 towards the end, when this book swept me off my feet.
I’m going to reread this book in paperback version someday, to annotate every last bit.
I’m not sure why it took my brain so long to realize I was in the midst of a captivating story. I think it’s a failure on my part, not the author’s.
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