Thursday, December 14, 2006
143. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" ~ Karen Russell
My nomination for the best book of short stories for 2006.
Russell, at age 25, has created an astounding collection of misfits, each looking for a steady center. We have dead sisters, missing parents, oddly named children. Russell brings us from the depths of the ocean to the icy slope of a glacier with the errant touch of hope.
Every word, every sentence, is meticulous in its detail, like a Faberge egg, and equally as delicate.
I laughed, I cried, I took it out for coffee.
4.8 out of 5.0 Werewolves.
Posted by Kristin at 12:28 PM