- Toronto Star (Canada)
McKay's elegant prose bridges the gap between the real world and the spiritual realm with skill and compassion."
Beatrice doesn’t know it yet, but she has great spiritual gifts, ones that she will come to harness under the tutelage of Adelaide and Eleanor. Reader Reviews.
On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." The novel is ostensibly based on a true story, but a central element in the book—Cilka’s sexual relationship with the SS officers—has been challenged by the Auschwitz Memorial Research Center and by the real Cilka’s stepson, who says it is false.
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If you enjoyes practical magic (book or film) you'll like this.
I will be looking for more.
Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women—some possessed of true intuitive powers, some gifted with the art of performance—find work as mediums.
I loved it."
It feels like a much longer book that got cut down a lot. Ami McKay.
She could read the phone book and I'd still listen.
Cilka also begins to feel the stirrings of romantic love for Alexandr, a fellow prisoner.
Overall, I'm just glad it's over with. Unbeknownst to Eleanor, Adelaide has put an announcement in the papers looking for a shop-girl/assistant>. Publication Information.
At their humble teashop, Tea and Sympathy, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies, who speak the right words and ask the right questions. At their humble teashop, Tea and Sympathy, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies, who speak the right words and ask the right questions. influencers in the know since 1933.
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He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. This book was so fantastic, I might have to start listening to more fiction.
Luanne G. Smith. Not a horrible problem to have! However, gradually her evil side gains strength until Dr Jekyll is overwhelmed by Eleanor Hyde, to disastrous consequences.
Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl.
Nasty women, your party has arrived.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2018.
Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.
Did it make you laugh or cry? But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever.
Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist, Eleanor St Clair & Adelaide Thom run a (psychic) tea shop in NY. The atmosphere becomes even more dangerous with Beatrice’s arrival; it is discovered that she possesses the power to communicate with the dead.
Imelda and Ambrose can't remember why they got married.
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witches, asylums, flower-lore, and a 19th century handbook for women’s rights… The discussion questions posted below are for use by book clubs and individual readers alike.
- AU Review (Australia).
Old New York shows its magic and its darkness in McKay’s (The Virgin Cure, 2012, etc.) A great book for witches, feminists, historical novel lovers, and familiars. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Nova Scotia.
- Kirkus Well done to her on this performance!!
Those averse to magic need not apply," she has little inclination of what the job will demand of her.
An enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in 19th century New York. "The novel unfolds with a hurtling intensity.