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

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Vintage Books, 2006 - Fiction - 246 pages
598 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

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

User Review  - Nelson Maddaloni - Goodreads

I'm ranking this only at a four, if only, because some of these short stories feel incomplete and some of them, definitely, seem to be the beginnings of something greater (especially Ava Wrestles the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Karen Russell is one of the most talented and creative short story writers I've ever had the pleasure of reading. The title story of this collection is one of my favorite short stories ever, and the ... Read full review

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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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