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What happens when everything you've ever known is taken away? When you can no longer undeniably trust those closest to you? When you are forced to question the essential essence of these relationships? Rena Olson tackles these questions in The Girl Before as Clara Lawson's life as a cog in sex-trafficking ring with a familial twist is disrupted. A great read for those who like flashback narratives and who are looking to ponder the nature of relationships and survival.
Join Polly Young-Eisendrath for a talk on her new book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path.
Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for a reading of the children’s book The Popcorn Book, by Tommy DePaola. After we read together, we will have a fun and delicious activity!
Join Emily Bernard to celebrate the launch of her new book, Black is the Body.
Join acclaimed fantasy authors Katherine Arden and S. A. Chakraborty for a discussion of their bestselling series, Arden's Winternight trilogy and Chakraborty's Daevabad trilogy.
Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.
Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.
Advance praise for Winter of the Witch
“Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good—it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favorites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl’s slender shoulders. Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of snow and magic, and ripped out some more.”—Laini Taylor
Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe..
Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.
And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.
“The second installment of Chakraborty’s stunningly rendered Middle Eastern fantasy trilogy...As good or better than its predecessor: promise impressively fulfilled.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Chakraborty plunges right back into the action set up in The City of Brass [...] This intriguing fantasy series appears to be well on its way to an exciting conclusion.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With gorgeous world building, compelling characters, and clashing schemes, the second in Chakraborty’s Daevabad trilogy will thrill her many fans.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“With a richly immersive setting and featuring complex familial, religious, and racial ties and divides, Chakraborty’s second book in the trilogy wraps readers in a lush and magical story that takes over all the senses.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“It was a treat to return to Chakraborty’s richly drawn world. [...] engaging, satisfying, and left me looking forward to what comes next.”
— The Speculative Shelf
Join Pat Esden to celebrate the release of her new novel, His Dark Magic.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Its power is legendary. It can fulfill every impossible magical desire. But for one young witch seeking redemption, the Northern Circle coven will challenge her skills - and her heart - beyond measure.
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at Phoenix Books, and master the art of reading! We'll have the latest Star Wars books (for everyone from kids to adults), Star Wars-themed crafts, and more! Costumes encouraged. This event has become a fall tradition at Phoenix Books Burlington
Join the inimitable and former Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Ed Koren, for a talk on his new book, Koren: In the Wild.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A collection of cartoons from The New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren, on country life, exurbanites, locals, and the ironies of living in the boonies. Nothing is sacred: gas stations, vegetarians, parenting, animals, gourmands, country stores…all are examined with the unique perspective and creativity of this brilliant observer (and artist) of “the wild.”