"[The blend of history, culture, and the anxiety of the time with magical 'science' will keep readers just as spellbound as the characters."
* "[Readers] will be quickly swept up in this thoroughly enjoyable adventure, filled with magic, humor, memorable characters, and just a bit of sweet romance."
(Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"Satisfies on all levels."
(The New York Times)
(The Los Angeles Times)
"Meloy offers a strong narrator in Janie and an intriguing mix of history and mystery."
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About the Author
Maile Meloy is the author of the story collection Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints, shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize, and A Family Daughter. Meloy’s stories have been published in The New Yorker, and she has received The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta’s Best American Novelists under 35. She lives in California.