Need to thank Latasha Lee and the Black Ties for being so amazing and letting me share how I feel about that husband of mine. Two favorites: "Pledging My Love" and "Stand By Your Man." Perfect for this Valentines. Turn them up loud and sing along.
Cassandra Rose Clarke: The Mad Scientist's Daughter
A beautiful and eerie love story and a mediation on what it means to be human in a technologically evolving world.
Nicolai Lilin: Siberian Education
A very dark fairy tale biography of growing up among criminal families on a the Russian border. Provocative and chilling.
Helene Wecker: The Golem and the Jinni
A compelling tale of two immigrants to NYC in the late 1880s. A female Golem, newly made and a thousand year old Jinni.
Marly Youmans: The Throne of Psyche
Poetry: myth, rites of passage and family. A brilliant weaving of ancient tales with modern life.
Jeanine Cummins: The Outside Boy
A beautiful coming of age novel of a "Traveller" child in Ireland of the late 40's.
Erin Morgenstern: The Night Circus
A romantic tale of two battling magicians whose creation becomes a mysterious and whimsical circus.