Hag

Hag

At this, the Cailleach would release a single drop of indigo dye onto the topmost layer. See, she would tell her daughter. See? It bleeds through the topmost path and onto the next. In this way, so many things from the next world touch ours, and our world touches the layer beneath. High above the sea, hidden in the rocky Scottish cliffs, something stirs. An ancient matriarc At this, the Cailleach would release a single drop of indigo dye onto the topmost layer. See, she would tell her daug...

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Title:Hag
Author:Kathleen Kaufman
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1684421683
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Hag Reviews

  • Laurie Bridges
    Feb 24, 2019
    I gave up halfway through. I?d thought the novel would be more historical in nature, but the main character?s life is set in the mid 1900?s, with much of it in the US. I put the book down and forgot I was reading it until I saw it on the floor. I then picked it up, but I?m stil...
  • Charlene
    Jun 13, 2018
    There are so many great books this year and this one, coming in October of 2018, is no exception. I was hooked early in the story and I was reluctant but to put it down. Had I not been exhausted I would have been up all night reading it. Hag tells the story of a long line of gifted...
  • Ashley
    Oct 03, 2018
    You guys! This book just came out yesterday! As with everyone else in the Known Universe, I love fall. You know how this goes, and everyone has been writing about it in All The Social Media Places so I?ll just take my comfy sweaters and pumpkin flavors and hot chocolate and move ...
  • Annie
    Sep 09, 2018
    The women in Alice Grace Kyles? family have always been considered odd. They have special talents: with healing, seeing the future, etc. The locals wherever they happen to live call them witches. We readers don?t have to wait long for the answer for all this to be revealed in Kathl...
  • Diane
    May 18, 2019
    Amazingly written, it intricately weaves Celtic mythology and historical fiction to tell the story of the Cailleach and her long line of descendants. I was instantly caught up in their stories from page one and enjoyed the journey this book took me on. ...
  • Marzie
    Oct 08, 2018
    4.5 Stars It's seldom that I comment on a cover but in this case I have to say that the cover was a real disservice to the book. This is a beautiful novel with intertwined stories, principally of an ancient Scottish magical entity called Cailleach, that stems from the era of Scandin...
  • Stormie
    Feb 27, 2019
    This book was everything I wish that A Secret History of Witches could have been! I want to do more research into Scottish folklore/mythology now because of this book. I loved the idea of the Cailleach, and a matriarchal line of hags (or witches) that she is the mother of...and tha...
  • Reeca Elliott
    Sep 23, 2018
    Alice can see things. She knows what is going to happen in someone?s life. She does not realize she is a daughter of the Cailleach or the hag. No one has taught her or made her understand her destiny. Alice struggles through most of this story. Deep down she knows she is different...
  • Ctgt
    Nov 29, 2018
    We were never entirely in this world; even now, we both have one foot on the other side of the mist. Based on Scottish folklore, this is a wonderful story of a long line of women and their ties to one another through the ages. I have seen this described as horror but I don't con...
  • Chelsie
    Apr 21, 2018
    Are the generations past still with us? This book was not my typical read, but it kept me interested. Generations of women from the same family line, trying to find their way back to the truth. Each one born comes a little closer than the last. Are we all just living parallel lines to ...
  • Amanda
    Apr 07, 2018
    I loved this story! It was beautiful and magical. It reminded me a bit of Sarah Addison Allen though a bit darker. I love this line of the book because I think it sums it up very well, "it's all about cycles, and as mad as it sounds, I feel like I'm part of a grand cycle, all the women...
  • Kimberly Mussell
    Jun 21, 2018
    *free copy for an honest review* Alice is a young girl just venturing to Colorado, United States. A girl with a vision? A girl with a curse? Just a few pages in and I am intrigued and my interest is piqued! The intertwined story of Cailleach and her many ancestors is rather inter...
  • Joeanne
    Oct 10, 2018
    The mystical reach of the Cailleach throbs as the heartbeat of the story. Stacks of cloth and drops of indigo, Glasgow, Colorado, and London, heath and hearth, children growing and dying, girls becoming mothers and grandmothers all in a family connected by maternal blood and names. T...
  • Amanda
    May 06, 2019
    An absolutely amazing weaving of the lives of a line of mothers and daughters. This book is such a great read and brings to mind The Mists of Avalon almost. The various lives and the ink through muslin metaphor is such an accurate representation of the lives of women. The words flow li...
  • Lisa
    Jan 04, 2019
    This book was well written and different. I enjoyed it. ...
  • Edward Lorn
    Oct 23, 2018
    HAG is the best book of its kind that I've read. It is a far superior witch novel than, say, it's closest competition, HEX, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, which traveled into the goofy at times. Kaufman's book isn't plagued by the goofiness associated with witchcraft lore, and even manages to...
  • Bea Pires
    Apr 22, 2018
    A book about tradition, family and magic. We accompanied the main characters in their story while also jumping back to all the women that came before them in a great tale about the inevitability of faith, the power of remembrance and the strength of mothers and daughters. Read it a...
  • Patty Killion
    Oct 16, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book!! Do you love a mix of magical realism and historical fiction? HIGH ABOVE THE SEA, HIDDEN IN THE ROCKY SCOTTISH CLIFFS, SOMETHING STIRS. That's it....That's all I'm going to tell you...Read the book and enjoy the ride!!! ...
  • Katherine Moore
    Mar 05, 2019
    This powerful, beautiful novel telling the story of Alice and the matriarchal line of the ?Cailleach? is folkloric, mystical and feminist. The themes of birthright and heritage are central to the story, and two threads weave Alice?s path with those of many other women. Alice ha...
  • Molly
    Dec 22, 2018
    HAG is a narrative genealogy of an exceptional family that, generation to generation, forgets and remembers the magic that began their line. Interspersed with the present day, which centers on Alice, are the stories of mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and so on, all the way b...
  • Sheryl
    Oct 13, 2018
    First let me say that I am one of those people the judges a book by the cover--if it doesn't grab me I keep on moving. Well, this cover did NOT grab me and would have completely overlooked this gem if it weren't for my Bestfriend recommending it for our Bestie Book Club. She did good! ...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Nov 12, 2018
    Review originally for Cemetery Dance posted Nov. 19th, 2018 The book Hag by Kathleen Kaufman is exactly what I?ve always wanted in a novel about witches. Every night, I crawled into bed and let my mind escape to the Scottish lowlands to hear more about the Cailleach ? an ancient...
  • Daniel Casey
    Apr 25, 2018
    Kaufman?s prose is elegant and light allowing her story to come to the fore with ease leaving readers feeling light but yet resonant with the pages? meaning. A masterly blend of mythology and modernity, Hag is a supremely satisfying novel. Read full review: https://misanthropest...
  • whatsjennareading
    Oct 10, 2018
    Confession. I did not even finish reading the synopsis for this one before pressing the request button in Edelweiss. The blurb above checks a lot of boxes for me?the occult, Scottland, multigenerational, women?I was in before I even turned the first page, and was left feeling anyth...
  • Laura Harris
    Oct 28, 2018
    Lovely story of a family of women who seek to find a path to peace. I loved the title and as i read the book my definition of ?Hag? changed to encompass something more positive, strong and independent that?s more in line with the Gaelic etymology. It?s a suspenseful story with ...
  • Mary Marraccini
    Dec 11, 2018
    I knew from the first few pages that this book would capture, and deserve, my uninterrupted attention. I took my time and absorbed every word. Hag is far more than fable or fantasy. Woven within are the lives of strong, capable women linked by DNA. Their abilities exceed any I am famil...
  • Cheryl
    Jun 22, 2018
    A swath of undeveloped land in Glasgow holds secrets, ancient, unnerving secrets that only the young can see as the old scoff mere folklore. Alice Grace is six years old when a vocal force saves her from an eddy of sure demise. Shortly thereafter, she and her mum leave Scotland for ...
  • Coral
    Jan 03, 2019
    Review coming soon! ...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 15, 2019
    Loved, loved, loved this book. It was something different from my reading repertoire and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick read and is open-minded. The writer went back and forth from past to present, in a way that made me want to keep reading. It made sense, and was not...
  • Ashley McNurlan
    Oct 15, 2018
    Hag is truly unique. I absolutely loved the journey through the generations of strong and fierce women. What I found most interesting is the concept of time & reality existing on different levels at the same time. The author does a brilliant job of illustrating this concept...