Goodreads Monday |The Wood Wife

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is when we show off a book from our TBR that we’re looking forward to reading.

The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

The Wood Wife


Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and her dream. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life–and death.

Maggie is astonish by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home–especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert’s special power.

As she reads Cooper’s letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face with the wild, ancient spirits of the desert–and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.


Another much anticipated desert fantasy, this time set in the US! I came across this book when I did a google search for desert fantasies (or was in non-western fantasies? I’m not sure) and happened upon a reddit forum where this book was mentioned. I have had to buy my own copy of this book as there is no way my library will ever be able to get this in because of availability and the fact that they don’t try hard to get books in that are too old for some reason. My mum was one day thinking of taking me to Arizona and I know without a doubt this book would come with me as I have always wanted to visit the US again and would love to see the deserts there too. I don’t know if mum will decide to take me one day but I still have this book in my personal library for if that day ever comes 😉 This book also seems to have good reviews on Goodreads with a lot of readers saying the magical atmosphere is really well portrayed and that this is a rare gem. I will say one thing though, I probably would have never found this book if I hadn’t have seen that suggestion on reddit as I’m not too fond of the cover (I know, I know you should never judge a book by its cover) so this book wouldn’t have stood out to me if I saw it on the readers also enjoyed carousel on Goodreads. Hope to visit that fabulous country/continent again one day 😀

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One thought on “Goodreads Monday |The Wood Wife

  1. Pingback: The Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves (21/9/19) | Scaredy Engines End of Line Library

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