Summer of Salt
In Leno’s (Everything All At Once, 2017) lush and atmospheric novel, twins Mary and Georgina have lived on the small island of By-the-Sea for nearly 18 years and are the latest in a long line of Fernweh women with magical gifts. Before they leave for college, the girls are spending one last summer helping their widowed mother, Penelope, run the family inn. Every year By-the-Sea celebrates the return of Annabella a rare 300-year-old woodpecker. When she's found in a barn, violently murdered, the superstitious islanders blame Mary, suspecting her of wielding magic. As anxiety sets in, Georgina and her friends try to figure out who killed Annabella, and in the process uncover more than one dark secret!