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Witches' Brew

Author Various
Edited by Yvonne Jocks
Paperback
$22.00 US
5.89"W x 8.9"H x 0.85"D   | 13 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Oct 01, 2002 | 336 Pages | 978-0-425-18609-1
Throughout history and throughout cultures, witches have always enthralled us. Be they good witches or bad witches, ancient sorcerers or modern-day Wiccans, their aura of magic, nature, and power is irresistible. Here, the greatest authors of all time are gathered together to stir up a little trouble.

From Shakespeare’s Wyrd Sisters in Macbeth to Dean Koontz’s doddering old crone in “Snatcher” to Erica Jong’s Mother Goddess in “Smoke,” these works of prose and poetry capture the witch in all her guises: wicked, empowering, romantic, and pagan. No longer relegated to fairy tale villains, witches have become potent personifications of feminine power—and have found a place in every genre of writing.  So, leave your preconceived notions at the door and dive headfirst into Witches’ Brew, the ultimate collection of witch literature.

Let the world’s greatest writers put you under a spell…

Erica Jong • Dean Koontz • Louise Erdrich • William Shakespeare • Ursula K. Le Guin • Harlan Ellison • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Shirley Jackson • W.B. Yeats • Brothers Grimm • Ben Franklin • Emily Brontë • Louisa May Alcott • Ray Bradbury • Anton Chekhov • Emily Dickinson • H.P. Lovecraft • Nathaniel Hawthorne • Ambrose Bierce • H.P. Blavatsky • Mary Coleridge • Rosemary Edgehill • P.N. Elrod • Anita Endrezze • Mary Wilkins Freeman • David Gerrold • M.V. Ingram • Mercedes Lackey • Cotton Mather • Charles Perrault • Kathryn Ptacek • Doreen Valiente • Evelyn Vaughn • Lady Wilde
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various

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Throughout history and throughout cultures, witches have always enthralled us. Be they good witches or bad witches, ancient sorcerers or modern-day Wiccans, their aura of magic, nature, and power is irresistible. Here, the greatest authors of all time are gathered together to stir up a little trouble.

From Shakespeare’s Wyrd Sisters in Macbeth to Dean Koontz’s doddering old crone in “Snatcher” to Erica Jong’s Mother Goddess in “Smoke,” these works of prose and poetry capture the witch in all her guises: wicked, empowering, romantic, and pagan. No longer relegated to fairy tale villains, witches have become potent personifications of feminine power—and have found a place in every genre of writing.  So, leave your preconceived notions at the door and dive headfirst into Witches’ Brew, the ultimate collection of witch literature.

Let the world’s greatest writers put you under a spell…

Erica Jong • Dean Koontz • Louise Erdrich • William Shakespeare • Ursula K. Le Guin • Harlan Ellison • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Shirley Jackson • W.B. Yeats • Brothers Grimm • Ben Franklin • Emily Brontë • Louisa May Alcott • Ray Bradbury • Anton Chekhov • Emily Dickinson • H.P. Lovecraft • Nathaniel Hawthorne • Ambrose Bierce • H.P. Blavatsky • Mary Coleridge • Rosemary Edgehill • P.N. Elrod • Anita Endrezze • Mary Wilkins Freeman • David Gerrold • M.V. Ingram • Mercedes Lackey • Cotton Mather • Charles Perrault • Kathryn Ptacek • Doreen Valiente • Evelyn Vaughn • Lady Wilde

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various