October: Books About Witches

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Deborah E. Harkness
Description: Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Delia James
Description: Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky grey cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spell book full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But they can't prevent every wicked deed in town.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
J. W. Ocker
Description: A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--forever changed the city's character and reputation in America. Salem has never left the shadow of those days but instead thrives as a haven of the bizarre and a modern outpost for the weird. Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. He creates a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.--From back cover.
Call Number: 133.43 Ock
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Emerson W. Baker
Description: Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem, but most agree that there was no single factor. Emerson Baker illustrates that Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since.--Excerpted from Amazon.com statement viewed on October 9, 2014.
Call Number: 345.744 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Toby Barlow
Description: In 1959 Paris, a CIA agent mystified by Parisian girls, a beautiful young witch, a police detective turned into a flea while investigating a murder, and a fun-loving American in way over his head find their paths crossing in unusual ways.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman, Camille Chew
Description: Tap into your inner sorceress and channel the dark arts with this magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish talisman to banishing terrible tinder dates.
Call Number: 133.43 Sax
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Cate Tiernan
Call Number: YA FIC Tie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Ellen Dugan
Call Number: 133.43 Dug
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Nora Roberts
Description: Meet Mia, Nell and Ripley, all witches, and the enchanting descendents of the island's founding trio. Nell has just found a new love with Zack Todd; but she's haunted by her abusive husband, Evan, the man she fled from eight months ago. With the help of her "charmed" confidantes, Mia and Ripley, will Nell be able to stop Evan from destroying the happiness she's finally found?
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Margot Adler
Call Number: 133.4 Adl 2006
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Maggie Shayne
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Heather Blake
Description: When a wannabe witch turns up dead, witch sisters Darcy and Harper Merriweather, who have the power to grant wishes and have come to Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, find themselves trying to find the murderer.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Meg Cabot, Amber Rose Sealey
Description: Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Call Number: SC No
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy Goodnight has long been the one who makes her family of witches seem somewhat normal to others, but while spending a summer with her sister caring for their aunt's farm, Amy becomes the center of weirdness when she becomes tied to a powerful ghost.
Call Number: YA FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed--within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Katherine Howe
Description: While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.
Call Number: LP FIC How
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kate West
Call Number: 133.43 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Alice Low, Jane K. Manning
Description: A little witch finds a way to out-witch her two bossy sisters.
Call Number: J FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kelly Regan Barnhill
Description: When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Paula Brackston
Description: Witnessing the death of her witch mother in the spring of 1628, Bess Hawksmith turns to secluded warlock Gideon Masters for protection and learns formidable powers, including immortality, skills she begins teaching to a new apprentice centuries later.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Description: A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
Call Number: J FIC Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Stacy Schiff
Description: Stacy Schiff analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible.
Call Number: LP 345.744 Sch
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
John Updike
Description: Based in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick in the late '60s, this novel follows the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont who acquire their powers after leaving or being left by their husbands.
Call Number: FIC Upd
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Description: "For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?"--Barnesandnoble.com
Call Number: YA FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Ann Kerns
Description: Introduces witches and wizards and describes their origins in world mythology as well as their roles in modern literature and popular culture.
Call Number: J 133.4 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
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A Discovery Of Witches
Deborah E. Harkness
FIC Har
No Rest For The Witches.
SC No
A Familiar Tail
Delia James
FIC Jam
Texas Gothic
Rosemary Clement-Moore
YA FIC Cle
A Season With The Witch : The Magic And Mayhem Of Halloween In Salem, Massachusetts
J. W. Ocker
133.43 Ock
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Neil Gaiman
FIC Gai
A Storm Of Witchcraft : The Salem Trials And The American Experience
Emerson W. Baker
345.744 Bak
The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane [Large Print]
Katherine Howe
LP FIC How
Babayaga
Toby Barlow
FIC Bar
The Real Witches' Handbook : A Complete Introduction To The Craft For Both Young And Old
Kate West
133.43 Wes
Basic Witches : How To Summon Success, Banish Drama, And Raise Hell With Your Coven
Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman, Camille Chew
133.43 Sax
The Witch Who Was Afraid Of Witches
Alice Low, Jane K. Manning
J FIC Low
Book Of Shadows
Cate Tiernan
YA FIC Tie
The Witch's Boy
Kelly Regan Barnhill
J FIC Bar
Cottage Witchery : Natural Magick For Hearth And Home
Ellen Dugan
133.43 Dug
The Witch's Daughter
Paula Brackston
FIC Bra
Dance Upon The Air
Nora Roberts
FIC Rob
The Witches
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
J FIC Dah
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
The Witches : Salem, 1692 [Large Print]
Stacy Schiff
LP 345.744 Sch
Drawing Down The Moon : Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, And Other Pagans In America
Margot Adler
133.4 Adl 2006
The Witches Of Eastwick
John Updike
FIC Upd
Eternity
Maggie Shayne
FIC Sha
Witch And Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
YA FIC Pat
It Takes A Witch
Heather Blake
FIC Bla
Wizards And Witches
Ann Kerns
J 133.4 Ker
Jinx [Audiobook]
Meg Cabot, Amber Rose Sealey
YA FIC Cab