Tag: magical realism

Review: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

I loved this book, set in 18th century England, about a lonely merchant who comes upon a mermaid that changes his life.  Gowar’s debut novel is one of those rare books you can’t possibly categorize – is it historical fiction, fantasy, romance, or just…

Review of Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House is a difficult book to describe, but if you’ve read anything by Alice Hoffman you know her books can be a little unusual.  She has a poetic, mystical way of writing.  Instead of complexity and nuance, you get emotion and spirit and…

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