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Welcome to Rainy Day Books! This week we're all talking about Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. A skillfully written family drama that employs quirk and magic with grace. You'll find this book and many other recommendations right inside our door!


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ISBN: 9781524731823
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 27th, 2017

The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral-project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until, as they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, Mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself.