I love Helen Phillips’s wild, brilliant, eccentric brain.
This stunning collection establishes Helen Phillips as one of the most interesting and talented writers working today.
Emily St. John Mandel
These tales are true originals, shining their eerie, lovely lights on the water and asking questions that linger.
I recommend the experience to any and all — this is an essential collection.
Funny, sad, scary, and beautiful. I love it.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Thrillingly original … formally inventive and emotionally complex.
Like Borges in Brooklyn.
A satisfying parable of love and life, death and birth ... reads like a thriller.
I picked it up and read it everywhere … in bed when I should have been sleeping, at work when I should have been working.
A page-turning mystery, a love story and a revelation.
A deeply interesting mind is at work in these wry, lyrical stories.
Haunted and lyrical and edible all at once.
A gallery of marvels.
Full of gems.
Brimming with surprise and grand adventure. Brave, smart, and full of heart, Madeline and Ruby are a gust of fresh air.
Mad’s observations (and exasperation) are entertaining and true.
… this eco-adventure maintains its mystery and suspense right up to the end.
Phillips, in her first foray into writing for children, has hit a home-run.
Story Circle Book Reviews
Sensitive, absorbing, beautifully written.
The L Magazine