Book ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen

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The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances. The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years’ War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch. Katharina is an illiterate widow, known by her neighbors for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician and renowned author of the laws of planetary motion. It’s enough to make anyone jealous, and Katharina has done herself no favors by being out and about and in everyone’s business. So when the deranged and insipid Ursula Reinbold…

Publisher: Picador Paper (June 21, 2022); Pages: 288 pages; ISBN-10: 1250849314; ISBN-13: 978-1250849311; ASIN:‎ B08FGVL7ML

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Author’s biography: RIVKA GALCHEN is the recipient of a William Saroyan International Prize for Fiction and has been a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Award, among other distinctions. She writes regularly for the New Yorker, whose editors selected her for their list of 20 Under 40 American fiction writers in 2010. She also holds an MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Born in Toronto, Rivka Galchen now splits her time between Montreal and New York.