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In Avening, a tiny town on the Pacific coast, it's hard not to believe in magic. This is a town where the shoes in the window always fit, where you can buy a love potion at the corner shop, and where the woods at the outskirts of town just might be the door to another world. And, of course, there's Autumn, Avening's beloved resident witch. From what's known of its mythical founding, Avening has always been a haven for people who are a little bit different, a place where they can come to discover what makes them so special.

When Autumn receives news that she's been promoted to a higher coven, she also learns she has to replace herself. But who in Avening is in tune enough with her own personal magic to take over the huge responsibility of town witch? Autumn has a list of thirteen women and men who just might have what it takes-but how can she get them to open their eyes to the magic in their lives?

This endlessly surprising and heart-warming debut is the story of coming to terms with the magical things we take for granted every day-our friends, our community, and, most of all, ourselves.

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"Foster's clumsy but ingratiating first novel is set in the 'enchanting' little town of Avening, off the coast of British Columbia. Beyond its much-touted charm, Avening holds magical secrets, the most prominent being town witch Autumn. Autumn's bucolic lifestyle is interrupted when she finds out she's being admitted to a higher coven in an unknown location and that her first task is to find a replacement for herself among the women of the town. From there, readers meet a cast of offbeat women, each with her own special talents: shy Ellie, who can make herself invisible; middle-aged Stella, the local advice columnist, who is also a healer; and Molly, who has been hiding her preternatural gifts since she was a little girl. Unfortunately, Foster's attempts to charm and enchant are too heavy-handed and better suited to a YA offering, and her intriguing plot is subverted by wooden dialogue, predictability and an amateur approach to characters." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Martha Evans, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by Martha Evans)
I saw this book's cover art and it made me think of "Jitterbug Perfume", so I picked it up at the Library, now I own it. I only "buy" books when I feel I will read them again and again, or I want to pass them along to friends or family. This book tells a spiritually uplifting story while introducing lovable characters, and life lessons. I was thrilled with this book and could not stop reading until it was done, then the disappointment set in....I was done. I hope to see more of this writer, with or without these characters. Yet, I will hold out hope of more time to spend in Avening.
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bookwoman51, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by bookwoman51)
When Autumn Leaves is by far and away the BEST thing I read in 2009.
Lyrical, believable and it made me want to talk to my friends about it.
Amy Foster, daughter of famed musician David Foster, has created
fully developed characters with whom I'd like to share an evening meal.
I could not stop reading this book!
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Debbi, December 23, 2009 (view all comments by Debbi)
Need a last minute gift?
When Autumn Leaves is the BEST thing I've read in 2009!
It's got a northwest setting, a community I'd move into tomorrow (if I could find it) and a perfect mix of magic, mystery and folklore. Readers of Chocolat, Garden Spells, Lace Reader: this one is for you!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590202555
Author:
Foster, Amy S
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Foster, Amy S.
Author:
Foster, Amy
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.42x.78 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Foster's clumsy but ingratiating first novel is set in the 'enchanting' little town of Avening, off the coast of British Columbia. Beyond its much-touted charm, Avening holds magical secrets, the most prominent being town witch Autumn. Autumn's bucolic lifestyle is interrupted when she finds out she's being admitted to a higher coven in an unknown location and that her first task is to find a replacement for herself among the women of the town. From there, readers meet a cast of offbeat women, each with her own special talents: shy Ellie, who can make herself invisible; middle-aged Stella, the local advice columnist, who is also a healer; and Molly, who has been hiding her preternatural gifts since she was a little girl. Unfortunately, Foster's attempts to charm and enchant are too heavy-handed and better suited to a YA offering, and her intriguing plot is subverted by wooden dialogue, predictability and an amateur approach to characters." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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