"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers, and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."—Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost BoysLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure, and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories await in Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debutstep inside and discover its magic.Praise for The Ten Thousand Doors of January:"One for the favorites shelf... Here is a book to make you happy when you gently close it. Here you will find wonder and questions and an unceasingly gorgeous love of words which compasses even the shape a letter makes against a page."―NPR Books"Devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories, and the realm-cracking power of words."―Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author "A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word, and the power of many kinds of love."―KirkusFor more from Alix E. Harrow, check out The Once and Future Witches.
Alix E. Harrow is an ex-historian with lots of opinions and excessive library fines, currently living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral children. She won a Hugo for her short fiction, and has been nominated for the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter.
Starling House by Alix E. Harrow is a haunted house story for those of us who love books, creepy fairy tales and Southern Gothic themes. Harrow joins us to talk about her personal connections to the novel, the connections to children’s literature, the differences in writing novels vs. short stories and more with guest host, […]
There’s nothing more whimsical than a brilliant wordsmith sweeping us up in their lush prose, but when they apply that to stunning stories full of books and lavish libraries, it’s something extra special. In these stories of enchanted libraries and magical books, the atmospheric adventures will delight the hearts of all bibliophiles.
While some of us indulge in the otherworldly appeal of witchy books all year long (guilty!), we know there’s just something about October that puts a little magic and mischief in the air. Whether it’s the ghoulish décor or the crisp autumnal air, it’s called spooky season for a reason, and we’re ready to conjure up a little hocus-pocus with these 13 enchanted reads.
While some of us indulge in the otherworldly appeal of witchy books all year long (guilty!), we know there’s just something about this time of year that puts a little magic and mischief in the air. Whether it’s the ghoulish décor or the crisp autumn air, it’s called spooky season for a reason, and we’re ready to conjure up a little hocus pocus with these enchanted reads.
A book that will be beloved by you hasn’t been born. Yet. You may not have learned your favorite author’s name. Yet. A new year means a whole new slate of books from your favorite writers, and long-awaited next installments in favorite series. But some of the books we’re most looking forward to over the […]