The Cost of All Things (Hardcover)

The Cost of All Things Cover Image
Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets We Were Liars in this thought-provoking and brilliantly written debut that is part love story, part mystery, part high-stakes drama.

What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari's boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him. But spells come at a cost, and this one sets off a chain of events that reveal the hidden—and sometimes dangerous—connections between Ari, her friends, and the boyfriend she can no longer remember.

Told from four different points of view, this original and affecting novel weaves past and present in a suspenseful narrative that unveils the truth behind a terrible tragedy.

Praise For…

“An engrossing, emotionally resonant spin on the old adage: Be careful what you wish for.”

“Lehrman’s prose pulses with dark emotion…and the steady desperation of her characters is both disturbing and compelling.”

“A memorable debut, one that reminds readers to be careful what they wish for, because, yes, they may just get it.”

“The most creepily awesome cautionary tale ever. Magic—or hekame—does exist, and wishes can be granted...but always at a cost. Brilliant, provocative, and absolutely spellbinding.”

“Maggie Lehrman nimbly reveals secrets wrapped around our most basic need. The Cost of All Things is a walk of the soul.”

“With a captivating premise, elegant writing, and memorable characters, The Cost of All Things is a powerful examination of the interconnectedness of the human experience.”

“In The Cost of All Things, Maggie Lehrman spins a gorgeous and intricate web of secrets, love, loss, and redemption. This is a deeply moving and insightful novel from an incredible new voice.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062320742
ISBN-10: 0062320742
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English