When a mysterious old book arrives on Simon Watson’s doorstep, it tells of doomed lovers and generations of circus “mermaids” who have drowned—just like Simon’s mother. Could there be a curse on his family?
A tale full of magic and family mystery, The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading.Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed
Redolent of salty ocean air…Its clever plot—fueled by a musty book and a powerful set of tarot cards—and Swyler’s wonderful descriptions keep the pages swimming along.Josh Steele, Entertainment Weekly
A dazzling debut…quirky, raucous, and bewitching.Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants and At the Water’s Edge
An original story by Erika Swyler
Never Forget to Breathe…