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Book Review: Short story collection by T. Kingfisher

When the T. Kingfisher Jackalope Wives and Other Stories arrived, it hooked me before the first short story started… in the author’s introductory words. The subtle yet cutting humor and vivid voice kept me turning pages from that point.

I read more than half of the book the first night. I skipped a few stories because, enjoying them as I was, I felt that I needed to set a few aside for later.

Tonight, I sat down and read through — excuse me, savored — the remaining stories.

I can’t remember the last time that reading caused me to laugh out loud, surprised me, and delighted my imagination with such unique characters.

(I want to go live in Louise’s garden! Or eat a tomato sandwich with Grandma Harkin!)

It was an added bonus that, as the author is from NC and a story or few is set there, I felt an occasional familiarity (as an NC resident).

I’m going to stop now because I don’t want to spoil these stories for other readers.

What an incredible journey through these pages, though. Wow!

I enjoyed this collection of short stories, which I read in early 2019, so much that I felt compelled to read another book by T. Kingfisher, which turned out to be The Twisted Ones… followed by Minor Mage, and the soon-to-be-read A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking.

Check out the author page for T. Kingfisher to see all of the available paperbacks, hardcovers, ebooks, and audiobooks by this North Carolina-based author.

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