Witches on the Road Tonight

Witches on the Road Tonight

Book - 2011
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As a child growing up in Depression-era rural Virginia, Eddie Alley's quiet life is rooted in the rumors of his mother's witchcraft. But when he's visited by a writer and glamorous photographer researching American folklore for the WPA, the spell of his mother's unorthodox life is violently disrupted, and Eddie is inspired to pursue a future beyond the confines of his dead-end town.

He leaves for New York and becomes a television horror-movie presenter beloved for his kitschy comedy. Though expert at softening terror for his young fans, Eddie cannot escape the guilty secrets of his own childhood. When he opens his family's door to a homeless teenager working as an intern at the TV station, the boy's presence not only awakens something in Eddie, but also in his twelve-year-old daughter, Wallis, who has begun to feel a strange kinship to her notorious grandmother. As the ghost stories of one generation infiltrate the next, Wallis and Eddie grapple with the sins of the past to repair their misguided attempts at loyalty and redemption.

In Witches on the Road Tonight , bestselling author Sheri Holman teases out the dark compulsions and desperate longings that blur the line between love and betrayal.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780802119438
Branch Call Number: HOLM
Characteristics: 263 p. ; 24 cm

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From Appalachia to Manhattan an intriguing tale about the supposed magical powers of certain women in the Alley family. The author switches voices throughout so that the reader sees events from several points of view. In the end you really never quite know if things happen because they are ‘made’ to happen or if, like in most families, good things and bad things just do happen. Insightful and thoughtful if a bit whimsical

Brenda74 Nov 12, 2012

Didn't care for this book, it wasn't what I expected. Very little about the actual "witch" in the plot.

debwalker May 01, 2011

Are witches the new vampires?

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Brenda74 Nov 12, 2012

Brenda74 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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