Suzanne Palmieri 2017-09-07T04:49:27+00:00

Project Description

Suzanne Palmieri is the internationally bestselling author of The Witch of Little Italy, The Witch of Belladonna Bay, and The Witch of Bourbon Street. She is the co-author of I’ll Be Seeing You and Empire Girls as Suzanne Hayes. Her novels have been translated into five different languages and have earned stars from Kirkus and Booklist. She lives in a haunted farm house by the ocean with her husband and three darling witches, and is currently hard at work on her next novel.

about THE WITCH HOUSE OF PERSIMMON POINT

When Byrd Whalen returns to her family’s ancestral home, she is dead set on dispelling a dark rumor that will bring scandal down upon her whole family. Focused on redemption, she doesn’t stop to wonder what will happen if the “truth” she finds is only further proof of her family’s madness.

In 1890, Nan, the Amore family matriarch, was sent away to America with little more than a baby and a rocking chair, quickly finding work on the sprawling estate of the wildly eccentric Green family. This new life is one she wanted: loving and free with a family that understands and shares in her magic. But when tragedy strikes, destroying the mansion and the precious lives inside, Nan is left alone and pregnant with Reginald Green’s child. With nothing more than the deed to the property, she builds a house from the rubble, and a new, pragmatic life. It would become a haunted life that would lead to other haunted lives. It would become a house both terrible and wonderful. It would become known as “The Witch House.”

The Witch House will always be there for Nan, and for the women who share her name, but it is up to Byrd, with the help of Eleanor Amore and her daughter Maj, to not only protect their family legacy, but to free those trapped within its walls. Richly nuanced and full of deeply complex characters, Suzanne Palmieri’s The Witch House of Persimmon Point is her most powerful novel yet.

about THE WITCH OF BOURBON STREET

Situated deep in the bayou is the formerly opulent Sorrow Estate. Once home to a magical family, the Sorrows, it now lays in ruins, uninhabited since a series of murders in 1902 shocked the entire community. When Frances Green Sorrow is born, the family is on the brink of obscurity and the last remaining Sorrows cling to the hope that she is the one who will finally resurrect the glory of what once was.

However, Frances has no wish to be the family’s savior. Disillusioned, she marries young, attempting an “ordinary life,” and has a son, Jack. When her marriage fails and she loses custody of her boy, she runs away to live a quiet life on the dilapidated Sorrow Estate, where she practices solitary magic amid ghosts and gardens. But when Jack disappears, she is forced to rejoin the world she left behind and solve the century-old murder that casts a long shadow over Tivoli Parish and its inhabitants in order to find her son.

The Witch of Bourbon Street is a story of love, family, redemption and forgiveness. It’s a story that bridges the nostalgia of time, and brings those that are separated back together again.

about THE WITCH OF BELLADONNA BAY

“Time lies.” Bronwyn hasn’t set eyes on her hometown of  Magnolia Creek Alabama for fourteen years. But with her brother Patrick behind bars for the murder of her childhood friend, and her eccentric father, Jackson, at wits end with her eleven year old niece Byrd, Bronwyn finds herself once again surrounded by ancient Magnolia trees. “Love lies.” But before she can even take in what she left behind, she’s wrapped up in the mysteries surrounding the murder and the magic running through little Byrd. “Evil comes in all shapes and sizes.”  As her bond with Byrd grows, Bronwyn must face the demons of her past in order to unravel the uncertain future of her family.

about THE WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY

In Suzanne Palmieri’s charming debut, The Witch of Little Italy, you will be bewitched by the Amore women. When young Eleanor Amore finds herself pregnant, she returns home to her estranged family in the Bronx, called by “The Sight” they share now growing strong within her. She has only been back once before when she was ten years old during a wonder-filled summer of sun-drenched beaches, laughter and cartwheels. But everyone remembers that summer except her. Eleanor can’t remember anything from before she left the house on her last day there. With her past now coming back to her in flashes, she becomes obsessed with recapturing those memories. Aided by her childhood sweetheart, she learns the secrets still haunting her magical family, secrets buried so deep they no longer know how they began. And, in the process, unlocks a mystery over fifty years old—The Day the Amores Died—and reveals, once and for all, a truth that will either heal or shatter the Amore clan.