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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRFor fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic. Revelation Reve Dyer grew up with her grandmothers family stories, stretching back centuries to Reves ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs in the Dyer womens blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real. Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. They have three lovely young daughters, a beautiful home, and what seems like a charmed life. But Reves world is shattered when an intruder alters her trick pistol and she accidentally shoots and kills her beloved husband onstage.

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Chrysler Szarlan

I've jogged racehorses, performed as a magician's assistant, and worked as an attorney with the Connecticut Legal Rights Project. My debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead, was named an NPR Best Book of 2014, and is a finalist for a Silver Falchion award for Best First Book! My essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Sunday Telegraph, and Whatever. I live in western Massachusetts with my family, where I am honored to direct the Odyssey Bookshop's Write On! writing classes.

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