The 5 Best Novels of Summer 2013 (Chosen by Karen Russell)
Five flights of fancy recommended by a writer who knows a thing or two about literary pyrotechnics.
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In terms of craft, I was amazed. The six stories are so well made and pleasurable. I love a linked story collection because it's like visiting an archipelago. There are all these interconnected islands. The book asks: When is it wise to be a fool for something? I didn't know Silber's work previously, but she kicks ass.
— Karen Russell