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The Dark Whimsy of Karen Russell's Swamplandia!

And again, I’ve let a month elapse since my last posting. It’s not for want of any subject matter. I’ve had my mind on Karen Russell for quite some time, and this review of… 1,418 more words

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The Short Story-Novel Conundrum

Earlier this week, I was about halfway through reading a novel, one of those buzzy summer books promoted as an elevated beach read, when I realized I was simply…bored. 750 more words


Karen Russell - St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised By Wolves – Karen Russell (2006, Alfred A. Knopf, New York)

I’ve been meaning to read Russell’s Swamplandia!  for awhile now (and still haven’t), but as a teaser, I’ve been devouring her short stories, both in this collection and a later book, … 255 more words

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Fiction Review: Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"

I’m reading Karen Russell’s short story collection, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Russell has also written Swamplandia! and another short story collection, … 237 more words