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Fri, May 24

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The Blackbird House

Witchy Reads Book Club- Weyward by Emilia Hart

Join Rae- The Replanted Witch at Blackbird House to discuss Weyward by Emilia Hart. $10 per person.

Witchy Reads Book Club- Weyward by Emilia Hart
Witchy Reads Book Club- Weyward by Emilia Hart

Time & Location

May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Blackbird House, 147 Main St, Wethersfield, CT 06109, USA

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About the event

Join Rae- The Replanted Witch  at Blackbird House to discuss Weyward by Emilia Hart. $10 per person.

Book Summary:

I am a Weyward, and wild inside. 2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great-aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she suspects that her great-aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. 1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. When Altha was a girl, her mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence of witchcraft is laid out against Altha, she knows it will take all her powers to maintain her freedom. 1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives––and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom. Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an astonishing debut, and an enthralling novel of female resilience.

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