- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
The actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Rural Diaries provides a Grimoire for the modern girl—a book of life-saving wisdom, essays from Hilarie's life, and ways we all can create our own everyday enchantment.
Since childhood, actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Hilarie Burton Morgan has felt compelled to record and keep, to collect and catalogue life in all its strange wonder. It was a fanciful habit with no clear goal. And then, when she became a mother, the importance of all that collecting snapped into focus. Before she could help these brand-new souls figure out who they were, she had to go back and understand who she was. Which parts of life were worth keeping and which were meant to be discarded? What legacy did she want to leave? She dug through attics and basements, scouring journals, trunks of letters, spellbooks, and trinket boxes, trying to answer the question, What inheritance can I give these children that is true and loving and lasting? What will stay with them when I am gone?
As she searched for and collected this patchwork inheritance to bequeath, she realized what she was doing was creating a Grimoire. Perhaps the word brings to mind witches harboring secrets, and that’s not far off. But a grimoire was the tangible collection of a lifetime of learning. A woman would record what she’d been taught as a child and add to it throughout her lifetime. A grimoire was a guide to keep you alive.
Like the grimoires of old, full of life-saving wisdom, these pages record the things that have kept Hilarie alive, and just might help you too: people, places, stories. And because it’s important to infuse magic into daily life, Grimoire Girl also includes bewitching illustrations and practical ways you can craft an altar, use poetry spells, flower magic, and recipes for everyday enchantment.
There is magic in all of us. So, start your own look inward and decide, What will make up your grimoire?