There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

Scary Fairy Tales

Book - 2009/09/29
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Penguin Putnam

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the World Fantasy Award
One of New York Magazine's 10 Best Books of the Year
One of NPR’s 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction


The literary event of Halloween: a book of otherworldly power from Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer

Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia?or anywhere else in the world?today.



Random House, Inc.
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the World Fantasy Award
One of New York Magazines 10 Best Books of the Year
One of NPR’s 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction


The celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today.

Baker & Taylor
A volume of otherworldly tales by an award-winning Russian author blends fantastical and macabre themes in a treasury that incorporates supernatural and darkly whimsical storylines. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents a collection of short stories about apparitions, nightmares, twists of fate, and mysterious ailments.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009/09/29
ISBN: 9780143114666
0143114662
Branch Call Number: FICTION PETRUSHEVSKA
Characteristics: xiii, 206 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Summers, Anna
Gessen, Keith

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LPL_MeredithW Oct 03, 2016

Thought-provoking and genuinely creepy. A good pre-Halloween read!

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