The author of the strange and wonderful Tex and Molly in the Afterlife returns with a sad, poignant, funny, and altogether extraordinary work of power and purpose. "In The Land Of Winter" is the story of Pippa Rede -- a young, contemporary witch and devoted mother of nine-year-old Winterbelle -- who struggles for subsistence in a frigid northeastern corner of America. In the busy days before the highest holiday in Christendom, her adored daughter is stolen from her by bigots and zealots bolstered by the powers of official government who have labeled Pippa a monster and an unfit parent. Left homeless, jobless, and childless to face the longest, coldest nights of the year all alone, Pippa retreats into the dark, wild wood on a transforming inner quest. For, even when all else is swept away, there is still magic in the world. And Pippa Rede is determined to unlock the strengths she will need to win back her Winterbelle and restore the rightness of the universe.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.