Witchy Women

Witch Child

By Celia Rees

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In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.

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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

By Gregory Maguire

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An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
 

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Tituba of Salem Village

By Ann Lane Petry

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In the Salem Village of 1692, superstition and hysteria peaked with the Salem witch trials. One of the first three "witches" condemned is Tituba, a slave from Barbados.
 

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

By Holly Black

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Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
 

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By Elizabeth George Speare

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In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
 

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The Tombs of Atuan

By Ursula K. Le Guin

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Tenar was taken from her family and raised in desolation to be the high priestess of “the Nameless Ones.” Her training in the dark labyrinths is interrupted by a young sorcerer who is determined to steal the tombs’ treasure.

 

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The Singer of All Songs

By Kate Constable

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Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or "chantment," joins with other chanters who have different magical skills to fight a sorcerer who wants to claim all powers for his own.
 

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The Magic Circle

By Donna Jo Napoli

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After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits and she fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.

 

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Sorcery And Cecelia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot : Being The Correspondence Of Two Young Ladies Of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals In London And The Country

By Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

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In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
 

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Songsmith: A Witch World Novel

By Andre Norton

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Eydrth is a Master Songsmith...who has no magic. She will do anything to save her father from the evil that has stolen his mind. But the paths to the magic of the Witch World are many--and to save the ones you love, the truest magic must come from the heart...
 

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