Mockingbird

Mockingbird

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by Sean Stewart
     
 

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Magical realism meets contemporary fantasy in this tale of two sisters bound by their mother's gift--a legacy of magic...When Toni Beauchamp's mother died, she and her sister Candy thought it meant a new beginning, a life free of magic. But Elena Beauchamp had one last gift for her daughter--a sip from the Mockingbird Cordial. And the moment Toni held the drink to her

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Magical realism meets contemporary fantasy in this tale of two sisters bound by their mother's gift--a legacy of magic...When Toni Beauchamp's mother died, she and her sister Candy thought it meant a new beginning, a life free of magic. But Elena Beauchamp had one last gift for her daughter--a sip from the Mockingbird Cordial. And the moment Toni held the drink to her lips, her life would never be the same...

"Stephen King meets Ibsen. Trust me."-- Neal Stephenson

"A wonderfully vivid and unexpected blend of magic realism and finely-observed contemporary experience."-- William Gibson

"One of the most enjoyable books of the year."-- San Francisco Chronicle

"Humor and a Southern sauciness...[Stewart's] poignant take on voodoo among middle-class women makes for delicious fun."-- Publishers Weekly

"A gentle, funny, affirming novel...Sean Stewart writes beautifully and affectionately about this family and their acquaintances, friends, and business partners. Like a poet with a cattle prod, he crafts his phrasing carefully, then rocks the reader back on his heels with an insight or an insult."-- San Diego Union-Tribune

"Stewart writes about magic as if it were an everyday occurrence, with its own rules and reasons."-- New York Times Book Review

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Sean Stewart's Mockingbird -- named a New York Times Notable Book and selected by Locus Magazine as one of the best fantasy novels of the year -- is a superlative example of contemporary fantasy. Set in modern-day Houston, Mockingbird is the story of Toni Beauchamp, whose mother (she's a witch) is fully devoted to six strange and spiritual friends. But when Momma Beauchamp dies of cancer, Toni inherits the companionship of her mother's mystical pals. Too bad she wants absolutely nothing to do with them. A lyrical and witty stylist, Sean Stewart is clearly a star on the rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441005475
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author


Sean Stewart is the author of the innovative I Love Bees and Beast search operas, two short stories, and the novels Perfect Circle, Mockingbird, Galveston, Clouds End, Nobody's Son, Passion Play, and Resurrection Man.

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