THE WITCH HOUSE OF PERSIMMON POINT
By Suzanne Palmieri
St. Martin's Press/Griffin (10/16)
An unforgettable family saga in the Gothic tradition, Suzanne Palmieri’s The Witch House of Persimmon Point is her most powerful novel yet.
When Byrd Whalen returns to her family’s ancestral home to uncover secrets threating to destroy a legacy she holds dear, she gets more than she bargained for. Over the course of one harrowing weekend, the dark haunted histories of the Amore women reveal themselves, leading Byrd to question everything she's ever believed about herself.
In 1890, Nan, the Amore family matriarch, was sent away to America with little more than a baby and a rocking chair, quickly finding work on the sprawling estate of the wildly eccentric Green family. This new life is one she wanted: loving and free with a family that understands and shares in her magic. But when tragedy strikes, destroying the mansion and the precious lives inside, Nan is left alone and pregnant with Reginald Green’s child. With nothing more than the deed to the property, she builds a house from the rubble and a new, pragmatic life. It would become a haunted life that would lead to other haunted lives. It would become a house both terrible and wonderful. It would become known as “The Witch House.”
WILL YOU WON'T YOU WANT ME?
By Nora Zelevansky
St. Martin’s Press/Griffin (4/16)
Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she's lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she's surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss--at a potentially game-changing new job--grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she's faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine.
With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be?
Nora Zelevansky's Will You Won't You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.
Praise for WILL YOU WON'T YOU WANT ME?:
“Will You Won't You Want Me? achieves that rare combination of razor-sharp wit and romance - a love story that's not afraid to be smart, satirical and wise. Nora Zelevansky's mesmerizing writing captivates from page one.” ―Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don't)
“Nora Zelevansky deftly explores the ups and downs of a young woman learning that the first step toward real love lies in coming to love one's true self.” ―Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet
“Funny, sexy, and packed with perfect poignant insight that will resonate with readers of any age. I LOVED this book and didn’t want it to end. Reading Zelevanksy’s prose felt like watching 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'―Marjorie is so utterly captivating and endearing that even when she’s flailing you don’t want to miss a second of it!” - Nicola Kraus, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Nanny Diaries andNanny Returns