Brookie Event: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais (400 pages)
Brookie Event: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor
I can’t believe it’s already spooky season! I’m not a massive fan of Halloween itself, but I do have an appreciation for the artistry and mystery of the season. As soon as October 1st rolls around, I always feel like I want to walk through corn mazes, pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and dare I say, even enter a haunted house… maybe I’ll skip that last part! Instead, I’ll stick with witchy, ghoulish books that allow me the escape but don’t make me jump in fright.
Thankfully, BooknBrunch has the perfect bookish event to do just that!
About The Book
According to HarperCollins Publishers, The Witches of Moonshyne Manor written in “Marais’ clever prose offers as much laughter as insight, delving deeply into feminism, identity and power dynamics while stirring up intrigue and drama through secrets, lies and sex. Heartbreaking and heart-mending, it will make you grateful for the amazing women in your life.”
It’s the story of five octogenarian witches fighting to save their home and themselves. The witches have been struggling to pay their mortgage and they’ve been getting an increasing amount of malicious threats. The deadline to save the manor is fast approaching allowing light to shine on long-held secrets and fractures in the sisterhood. Will the witches be able to save Moonshyne?
About The Event
Join host Vanessa Seneriches for a Toronto-based IRL Witchy #WineDown at Toronto Public Libraries’ Bloor/Gladstone Branch in the Community Room on Saturday, October 22 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
If you haven’t read or finished the book—not to worry! The event offers a spoiler-free discussion directly with author Bianca Marais. Bring your questions and learn about her background, writing process, and get the behind-the-scenes scoop in the making of The Witches of Moonshyne Manor. Gourmet nibbles will of course be provided!
Mark your calendars and grab your seat here. You won’t want to miss this spook-tacular Saturday.
Favourite book: Purple, Green & Yellow by Robert Munsch
Favourite brunch item: waffles, fresh berries, maple syrup and, if she’s getting extra fancy, a little bit of coconut whipped cream to top it off