The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they’re angels; some say they’re crooks. In their tumbledown “Stitchery,” not far from the stomping grounds of the legendary Headless Horseman, the Van Ripper sisters—Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie—are said to knit people’s most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even a blossoming romance. But for the magic to work, sacrifices must be made—and no one knows that better than the Van Rippers.
A little magic, a little romance, a little family reconciliation. Neither the characters nor the plot lived up to my expectations or sufficiently engaged my interest, but then I'm not a huge fan of magical realism despite having read a few that I enjoyed. Love the cover, though!
NetGalley/Random House, Ballentine.
Magical Realism. Sept. 3, 2013. Print version: 400 pages.
- ISBN-10: 0345538552