Sarah Addison Allen. Garden Spells. New York: Bantam Books, 2007.

The Waverleys of Bascom, N.C. have always been unusual. The family’s women, in particular, have had strange talents for generations and their garden imbues its fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers with seemingly magical properties. Claire Waverly embraced the family’s quirks, but her sister Sydney fled both it and the town of Bascom ten years ago. When Sydney returns with her young daughter, the sisters must deal with both their family’s past and its future. This is Asheville-resident Allen’s debut novel and she has described her style as “Southern-fried magical realism.”

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