Mythopoeic Fantasy Award 2012.
In this long-awaited new novel from American Book Award winner Lisa
Goldstein, an ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between
reality and magic, revealing the places between them.
When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced by his best friend Ben to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, Will quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But Livvy’s family - vivacious actress Maddie, family historian Rose, and their mother, absent-minded Sylvia - are behaving strangely. The Feierabend women believe that luck is their handmaiden, and so it is, almost as though they are living in a fairy tale.
But the price for such gifts is extremely high. Will and Ben will unravel the riddle of a supernatural bargain, hoping to save Livvy from what appears to be an inescapable fate.