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Cherie Dimaline


William Morrow, hb., 400 pp., $32

Note: Some orders may have signed bookplates.

The February 2023 pick from the Inky Phoenix, the book club from internationally known yoga teacher, author, and Charleston resident Kathryn Budig.

About the book:
Métis millennial Lucky St. James and her cantankerous grandmother Stella live frugally in a tiny Toronto apartment. But then one night, something strange and irresistible calls out to Lucky. She burrows through a wall to find a tarnished silver spoon, humming with otherworldly energy, etched with the word SALEM.

Lucky is familiar with the magic of her indigenous ancestors, but she has no idea that the spoon connects her to a teeming network of witches who have anxiously awaited her discovery.

Enter Ven.Co, a front company fueled by dark money. Ven.Co’s witches hide in plain sight where women gather: Tupperware parties, Mommy & Me classes, suburban book clubs. Since colonial times, they have awaited the moment the seven spoons will come together and ignite a new era, returning women to their rightful power.

About the author:
Cherie Dimaline's 2017 blockbuster book, The Marrow Thieves won numerous international awards and was named one of TIME magazine’s best 100 YA books of all time. Her novel Empire of Wild became an instant Canadian bestseller and was featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker. Her most recent YA novel, Hunting by Stars was selected as a 2022 American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book. A member of the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, Canada, Cherie is writing for television, working on a new novel, and adapting work for the stage and screen.