In a once-grand Southern California neighborhood, Linda, a New York City transplant, is panicking over the
disappearance of her precocious ten-year-old stepdaughter. Christine, who has struggled to get pregnant for years,
finds herself expecting a baby—just as her husband is accused of murder. And Audrey, who has always played it safe
because of her family’s history of bad luck, takes a romantic risk and suddenly finds herself facing a disaster of her own.
When an old journal surfaces at a neighbor’s garage sale, the women are inexorably drawn into the life of Mala Rinehart,
an itinerant Romany woman who wrote down spells and predictions in a cryptic, slanting hand. As the three women feel the
pull from across sixty intervening years, they vow to discover what became of Mala. For through the worn pages, their
happiness has intertwined with hers, their futures spelled out in her chants and recipes. And as they unravel the mystery
of Mala’s origins, their lives transform in ways they never could have expected.
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