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Critical Praise

" Karen Joy Fowler has found her way from the details of what we take to be our history, our past, to the legend that is our true present. --W. S. Merwin Highly recommended . . . This stunning collection of stories by the author of Sarah Canary so carefully interweaves the ordinary with the extraordinary that what should seem incredible is fully believable. "--Library Journal (starred review)"Playing fast and loose with the facts is the fiction writer's prerogative, and in her second collection of short stories, Fowler exercises it with panache. "--Toronto Globe and Mail"Karen Joy Fowler is one of those rare American literary beasts: a true, homegrown magic realist. With Fowler, magic realism isn't an affectation. She comes by it quite naturally, and her writing shows it. "--Des Moines Register"Ferociously imaginative and provocative . . . Accomplished, risk-taking, exciting new work from one of our most interesting writers. "--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Elegant and witty prose . . . [Fowler] unfolds eccentric plots that keep the pages turning. "--Publishers Weekly