In a spine-tingling new collection, the “unique” (NPR) and “wickedly funny” (New York Times) Helen Phillips offers an idiosyncratic series of “what-ifs” about our fragile human condition.
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