St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

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Vintage Books, 2007 - Fiction - 246 pages
850 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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Great writer, inventive and evocative stories. - Goodreads
Story resolutions were depressing and felt unfinished. - Goodreads
Just as quirky and imaginative as the cover art. - 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

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I listened to this and found the collection a little uneven, although it was hard for me to parse apart how much my enjoyment was influenced by the different readers of each story. at its best (the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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