Twelve-year-old Felicity Pickle arrives in Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, to discover all the magic ‘has gone up out of this place,’ driven away by a mysterious curse. Felicity’s a girl with a little magic of her own. She’s a ‘word collector,’ who can see words hover in the air around people and places. She wants more than anything to convince her nomadic mother to allow them to put down roots, and Midnight Gulch is the first place she sees the word ‘home.’ But first, she must unravel the mystery of the missing magic, breaking the spell that’s been cast over the town . . . and her mother’s broken heart.
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