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Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories

A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran’s lower torso. Two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood. And this only scratches the surface of what appears in Karen Russell’s new collection of stories.

Week of January 13, 2014

Releases for the week of January 13th include Kent Haruf's BENEDICTION, a story of life and death, and the ties that bind; VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE, Karen Russell's collection of stories that was named Best Book of the Year by O, The Oprah Magazine and Huffington Post, and was an NPR Great Read of 2013; and SOME GIRLS, SOME HATS AND HITLER: A True Love Story by Trudi Kanter, the astonishing memoir of a woman whose courage and resourcefulness kept her and her beloved safe after the Nazis invaded Austria.