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  - Alphawoman - LibraryThing

This ominous feel to this book left me apprehensive and sqeemish while reading. But making me feel something is important. The threat something terrible about to happen made me feel on edge. some of ... Read full review

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Let me say straight out that I love Karen Russell’s use of language and her knack for creating these magical tales. St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is full of inventive and fun stories ... 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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