Date(s) - 05/02/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University Book Store


From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II.
Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar — two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Annes long-lost husband — who is not quite the man she thought she married. Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves — and the child they think of as their own — from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family

Louise Marley is a Pacific Northwest writer of fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. Twice the winner of the Endeavour Award, her work has been shortlisted for the Campbell Award, the Tiptree Award, and long-listed for the Nebula Award. She is known to Seattle audiences for her performances with Seattle Opera, the Seattle Symphony, and many other organizations. Much of her work is influenced by her career as a singer, especially the historical fantasy, Mozart’s Blood. Other works, such as The Terrorists of Irustan, have been hailed as significant feminist works. Her recent novel, A Secret History of Witches, represented a new direction for her, written under the pseudonym Louisa Morgan. Her newest work is The Witch’s Kind, set on the Olympic Peninsula in the 1940s.