Swamps & Bears

I recently finished two books, each quite different.

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

The first was Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. It is a very subtle book. I don’t know exactly when I became so invested in the characters, but I spent the last fifteen pages with tears streaming down my face, not necessarily because the ending was sad, but rather because I was overwhelmed by the growth and development of the characters and the general sense of family. Continue reading

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