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

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Vintage Books, 2006 - Fiction - 246 pages
404 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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Super weird, super cool, super poetic prose. - Goodreads
Funny writer...but I tired of subjects being teens - Goodreads
Excellent imagery and fantastic little tales. - Goodreads
Fun yet complex writing. - Goodreads
I don't like abrupt and/or uncertain endings. - Goodreads
Rich, diverse characters and fantastical plot lines. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

At first the incomplete endings threw me off but the way the stories subtlety intertwine works really well. Having read her works in backwards chronological order was interesting and it's great to see how much she's improved through her three works and I look forward to reading more from her. Read full review

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User Review  - Aakriti - Goodreads

fun book, interesting stories 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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