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

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Vintage Books, 2006 - Fiction - 246 pages
697 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
Brilliant character development. - Goodreads
I don't like abrupt and/or uncertain endings. - Goodreads
Fun yet complex writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jonelle - Goodreads

I skipped a few of the stories due to timing. The ones I did read: engaging and odd and a little bit sad. Read full review

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User Review  - Terri Jacobson - Goodreads

Karen Russell published these stories when she was just 25 years old. The stories are very unusual--there's a camp for sleep-disordered kids, a palace of artificial snows in which blizzards are ... 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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