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To celebrate the recent publication of THE DEVIL'S QUEEN, Macmillan has worked with author JEANNE KALOGRIDIS to create an entirely original mini ebook, THE BOOK OF BLACK MAGIC: The Devil Queen's Grimoire. Catherine de Medici has been considered history's most ruthless andcunning queen. Even today, it is commonly accepted that Catherine resorted toastrology and black magic to keep her family, and herself, in power atall costs. Here, for the first time, bestselling author Jeanne Kalogridis (authorof THE DEVIL'S QUEEN) opens the pages of history to reveal some of Catherine's favorite black magic spells and dark charms in the 'BOOK OF BLACK MAGIC: The Devil's Queen Grimoire'... There's an except for DEVIL'S QUEEN at the end of the ebook - To peek inside it's mysterious pages, see the pdf below:
The bestselling author of "Women of the Silk" and "The Samurai's Garden" has written a powerfully moving story of tradition and change, of loss and renewal, and above all, of the enduring strength of family ties. It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold--and forge their own paths in a new Japan. Meanwhile, the two young daughters of a renowned sumo master find their lives increasingly intertwined with the fortunes of their father's star pupil, Hiroshi. "The Street of a Thousand Blossoms" is a powerfully moving masterpiece about tradition and change, loss and renewal, and love and family from a glorious storyteller at the height of her powers.
A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power. In "Women of the Silk" Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.