Suzanne Walker is a Chicago-based writer and editor. Her academic work has been published in Classical World and Barriers and Belonging. She has spoken widely on topics ranging from disability representation in sci-fi/fantasy to applying the themes of science fiction to everyday political activism. You can follow her on twitter: @suzusaur.
What's the book about?
It's a story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.
One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods.
As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any townhome. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help.
Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.
If this sounds like something you would like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store for 15% off when you order with us: online, over the phone (828.386.1219), or via email.
You can pickup your book using our pickup basket at the front door or the drive thru window. We also offer free media mail shipping & local delivery (within Boone town limits). Getting your book to you as conveniently as possible is important to us!
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Reviews & Interviews
Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu -- The Nerd Daily
Graphic Novel Review: Mooncakes, by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu -- The Queerblr
Interview: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker reflect on transforming MOONCAKES into a graphic novel -- Comicsbeat.com
As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.
In the wake of tragedy, Kell―once assumed to be the last surviving Antari―begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace―but never common―thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.
An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store by ordering online with a 15% discount through the end of August. This title is also available from our partner, Libro.fm, as a DRM-free audiobook.
You can pickup your book using our pickup basket at the front door or the drive thru window. We also offer free media mail shipping & local delivery (within our delivery area).
Reviews & Interviews
"A Conjuring of Light" -- KIRKUS Review
"In Search of Doors" -- Pembroke Tolkein Lecture 2018
"An Interview with VE Schwab" -- Forbidden Planet
"A Conjuring of Light" -- Publishers Weekly
"On Creativity and Transparency" -- Bookriot
"A Conjuring of Light" -- Fantasy Book Review
"Enough of the Classic Female Roles in Fantasy" -- Washington Post
We'll meet online via Google Meetings on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. We want to know what you thought, even if you didn't finish it or if you didn't like it. If you've read the whole series, but not with us, we still encourage you to come chat with us about the book. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here. Read on!
For September, we decided on a debut novel, Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. Rebecca is a Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon Award Finalist. She has written several short stories published in Apex Magazine and Uncanny Magazine, and is a contributor to several collected works including New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color and Invisible 3: Essays and Poems on Representation in SF. Trail of Lightning is the first book in her The Sixth World series, followed by her newest release, Storm of Locusts. Trail of Lightning received the 2019 Locus Award for Best First Novel.
The story follows Maggie Hoskie, a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive. Welcome to the Sixth World.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store with a 15% discount until the end of September.
Relevant Reviews & Interviews
"Rebecca Roanhorse on Which Aspects of Dine Culture Are Featured in Trail of Lightening" -- Tor.com
"Trail of Lightning" -- Kirkus Review
"Rebecca Roanhorse: From Legend to Fantasy" -- Locus Magazine
"A Breathtaking Native American Urban Fantasy Adventure" -- The Verge
"Rebecca Roanhorse Interview: Natives and the Future" -- Females in Fantasy Podcast
We'll meet at Foggy Pine Books on September 26th at 7:30pm. There will be free wine and snacks for book club members to share. Bring a friend and come discuss the book with us, even if you weren't able to completely finish it or if you didn't like it. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here.
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