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Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

First Published: 2011

Pages: 316 (Paperback)
Form: Novel

In the Florida Everglades, gator-park Swamplandia! is in trouble. Its star performer, the great beauty and champion alligator-wrestler Hilola Bigtree, has succumbed to cancer, and Ava, her resourceful but terrified 13-year-old daughter, is left in charge with her two siblings.

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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell


I really wanted to love this book. I eyed it at B&N for over a year before I bought it. … 279 more words

Writing to a Rhythm

At the moment, I’m halfway through reading a new fantasy/romance novel. I won’t mention the title or author because I want to reserve judgement until I’m finished, but the book has made me think a great deal about rhythm in writing. 656 more words


August Book of the Month: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

“In a way, he’d made good on his promise to me, our bargain, because I couldn’t imagine a hell that would be worse than this place where he left me.” 48 more words


Swamplandia Vintage Contemporaries Solutions

You could simply use any vintage handbags to go with your outfit and immediately transform your look into a more glamorous you. You can also wear… 327 more words

An Update on My Reading Goal: Swamplandia!

Last week I posted about my little goal of reading all the books on the list the Huffington Post published of 21 books from the past five years that every woman should read. 280 more words


Inspired by Reading - Swamplandia!

The July book in the Inspired by Reading Book Club, hosted by Andrew Thornton, is Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.  Through the first half of the book, I kept thinking, “I just don’t get it.”  It was a struggle to read; I couldn’t imagine where any of it was going.   431 more words