SUNY CCC Book Club
Join our virtual book club for SUNY Corning Community College alumni, faculty, staff and friends! You will be able to connect with each other while enjoying books ranging on a wide variety of topics.
Our meetings will be held via Google Meet in order to provide everyone with an enjoyable and safe way to discuss our selected book. Upon filling out the Book Club Membership Form, you will be sent a welcome email containing invitation links to the upcoming meetings. Our next meeting date is:
- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
There is no cost to join, and you may participate as much or as little as you wish — you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy!
The Year of the Witching
by Alexis Henderson
A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.
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About Alexis Henderson
Alexis Henderson is a speculative fiction writer with a penchant for dark fantasy, witchcraft, and cosmic horror.
She grew up in one of America’s most haunted cities, Savannah, Georgia, which instilled in her a life-long love of ghost stories.
When she doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, you can find her painting or watching horror movies with her feline familiar.
Alexis lives in the sun-soaked marshland of Charleston, South Carolina.
Photos: Alexis Henderson website
Please contact Librarian Jillian Sandy with questions or comments.