THE ORACLE GLASS,
New York: Viking, (1994). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in seventeenth-century Paris and based on actual police records, this is the story of Genevive is a skinny, precocious girl with the "power to read the swirling waters of an oracle glass. Left for dead by her family, she is taken in by the ingenious occultist La Voisin, who rules a secret society of witches that manipulates the rich and the scandalous all the way up to the throne. Tutored by La Voisin, Genevive creates a new identity for herself--as the mysterious Madame de Morville, rumored to be one hundred fifty years old." SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 510 pp. ISBN: 0-670850543.