Tag: Magical Realism



Teaser Tuesdays – The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

Teaser Tuesdays – The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
Posted April 7, 2015 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 8 Comments

George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden.




Teaser Tuesdays – Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Teaser Tuesdays – Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Posted March 4, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 9 Comments

Left on her own when her family dies in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she’d once been as she inks darkness into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.


Book Review: The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen

Book Review: The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
Posted September 4, 2013 by Melissa in Book Review / 14 Comments

The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they’re angels; some say they’re crooks. In their tumbledown “Stitchery,” not far from the stomping grounds of the legendary Headless Horseman, the Van Ripper sisters—Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie—are said to knit people’s most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even a blossoming romance.