This collection of stories combines the weird and the supernatural with graphic realism. Some readers labeled Vampires in the Lemon Grove "magical realism" written with imagination, originality and invention.
MAD GIRL’S LOVE SONG: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted, by Andrew Wilson.
"A convincing case that Plath’s high school and college years were the truly formative ones." (NYTimes)
American poet, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes had an explosive relationship and Wilson traces the sources of Plath's mental illness in a new and revealing way.
WE LIVE IN WATER: Stories, by Jess Walter
"Walter’s generosity of spirit elevates these stories of other bighearted, if broken, men from dirges to symphonies" (NYTimes)
The stories range from crime fiction to social satire and a lot in between. Parent-child relationships, male -female relationships are also part of this debut collection..a lot of broken lives portrayed with emotion and sensitivity.
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