St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 14, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
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In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author of Swamplandia! 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.

 

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User Review  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

This book was original, and funny and poignant and great. The stories were like nothing I've ever read in their (sort of) magical realism. I usually don't make a point of reading short stories, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

Every piece in this book is inventive, imaginative and energetic. But not every piece in this book feels like a short story. The fault is partially that it begins with "Ava Wrestles the Alligator ... Read full review

Contents

Ava Wrestles the Alligator
3
Haunting Olivia
26
Z Z s SleepAway Camp for Disordered Dreamers
49
The StarGazers Log of SummerTime Crime
72
from Cliildreifs Reminiscences of
103
Lady Yeti and the Palace of Artificial Snows
132
The City of Shells
156
Out to Sea
179
Accident Brief Occurrence 00422
197
St Lucys Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
225
Acknowledgments
247
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Karen Russell, a native of Miami, won the 2012 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Philadelphia.

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