St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories

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Vintage Books, 2006 - Fiction - 246 pages
647 Reviews
A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells. Filled with stunning inventiveness and heart, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduces a radiant new writer.

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Just as quirky and imaginative as the cover art. - Goodreads
Story resolutions were depressing and felt unfinished. - Goodreads
I love Russell's writing style so much. - Goodreads
Russell truly is a gifted writer! - Goodreads
But that aside, the writing is fantastic as always. - Goodreads
fab writing, but content was just too weird. - Goodreads

Review: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I'll be the first to sing Russell's praises in terms of her writing. It's immensely evident that she is a word wonder, and can spin a marvelous sentence like the best of them. Her figurative language ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

I always enjoy Karen Russell's stories, but this is the first time I've read one of her collections all the way through. Of the 10 stories, I had read (and loved) the titular St. Lucy's Home... before ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's list of twenty-five people to watch under the age of twenty-six. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award; her fiction has recently appeared in Conjunctions, Granta, Zoetrope, Oxford American, and The New Yorker. Twenty-five years old, she lives in New York City.

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