The Witching Hour by Anne Rice is the first novel in her series "Lives of the Mayfair Witches." The novel begins the tale of a family of witches, and a spirit that has guided their fortunes for generations.
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht. This is tale of a young doctor in the aftermath of the Balkan War who needs desperately to make sense of her grandfather's death. With the help of the legend of the tiger's wife, she may find it.