We Recommend…A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Waiting on Diana Gabaldon to publish the next in her Outlander series? Looking for a book where vampires don’t sparkle? Try Deborah Harness’ debut novel A Discovery of Witches.

Take a look at Deborah’s website for more information about The All Souls Trilogy. (The second in the series comes out this summer!)

Penguin is holding a Twitter book club featuring A Discovery of Witches. You can follow along and participate by using the hashtag: #readpenguin. Take a look at this Pinterest board to see all of the places & things mentioned in the book.

Publisher’s description:

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

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