The Witch's Daughter, by Paula Brackston THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: An enthralling tale of modern witch Bess Hawksmith, a fiercely independent woman desperate to escape her cursed history who must confront the evil which has haunted her for centuries.
French. Sarah's Key. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can. Paris, May 2002: Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv'-the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps.
Ayana Mathis's novel about one family's journey from the segregated South through five and a half turbulent, soul-searing decades, is such a masterful debut, Oprah chose it as the second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.