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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories - Karen Russell First off, let me just say that my local librarian nailed it in suggesting this book for me. I worry that she may know me a little too well at this point.

Anyway, I was completely engaged throughout every one of these stories. They're funny, mysterious, sometimes moving, often unsettling, and always well-written. Sometimes they're too mysterious and vague, to the point where I really just want some answers. The worst offenders, at least for me, were the seagull story and the scarecrow story. (I'm sorry, I don't know the names and I'm far too lazy to look.) The rest were appropriately odd, and raised more questions than they answered, but in a way that didn't feel frustrating.

I'm beginning to love short stories, and these were right up my alley. Give this book a shot. I haven't stopped thinking about it.