The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow


In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in a Hugo award-winning author’s powerful novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.

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Our Bookseller says:
“Wow oh wow was this one ever good. This is the sort of alternate history I can get behind! My inner feminist loved every single second of it even as the historian started to doubt that this wasn’t what happened. All the while, I saw my relationship with my sister in the various interactions of the Eastwood sisters (good and bad). Harrow wrote a wonderfully magical sister-centric magical alternate history that’ll leave you wondering how you can claim your own magic and reminding you that even when people try to take your power, it can still be nurtured and grown.”
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.
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
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