Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs is the latest pick for Good Morning America’s popular book club.
Törzs’ debut novel, published Tuesday by Morrow/HarperCollins, follows two half-sisters, separated and estranged, who grew up as the protectors of a collection of magical books. They reunite after their father dies while reading a book that the sisters haven’t read before.
In a starred review, a critic for Kirkus called the book “a fantastic magical adventure, not to be missed,” and wrote, “Törzs pulls off such an expert series of twists that readers would be advised to cancel their plans until they get to the end.”
Journalist Becky Worley announced the selection on the morning show, saying, “Not only is this month’s pick a magical, spellbinding adventure that really spans the globe, we’ve never done a GMA book club pick quite like this one.”
Törzs appeared on the show via video and said, “This is a story about family, secrets, the legacies of power, a good little dog, and, of course, magic.”
The Good Morning America book club began in October of 2019. Previous selections include Lisa Jewell’s The Family Upstairs, Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half, and Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan’s Mad Honey.
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.