Burning Girls and Other Stories by Veronica Schanoes

.ePUB, 245 pages
Expected publication: March 2nd 2021 by Macmillan-Tor/Forge

About the Book:
In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center. This debut collection introduces readers to a fantasist in the vein of Karen Russell and Kelly Link, with a voice all her own. Emma Goldman—yes, that Emma Goldman—takes tea with the Baba Yaga and truths unfold inside of exquisitely crafted lies. In "Among the Thorns," a young woman in seventeenth century Germany is intent on avenging the brutal murder of her peddler father, but discovers that vengeance may consume all that it touches. In the showstopping, awards finalist title story, "Burning Girls," Schanoes invests the immigrant narrative with a fearsome fairytale quality that tells a story about America we may not want—but need—to hear.

My Review:
This rating is based on my personal enjoyment of the stories and not the authors ability to write. The subject matter just wan't my thing and neither is speculative fiction. To be honest I clicked-on "Request" by mistake but thought I'd give it a go because I loved the cover. I know everyone really loved these stories - I must have missed it. I'm a huge reader, this just was not that compelling to me.

*Please note Veronica Schanoes  is a wonderful writer I am just the wrong reader for this collection.

Thank you NetGalley, Veronica Schanoes and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.



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